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Typical Dishes

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This is your basic guide to contemporary day-to-day Belgian cuisine. Not every dish here is 100% authentic but they all are an indispensable part of Belgium’s culinary culture. You’ll find them served at many local restaurants, bistros and brasseries. A couple of them are even listed on our beer...
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Belgian Cheese

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When you think about cheese producing nations then France or Switzerland immediately spring to mind. However, in Belgium you will also find several hundred different cheeses, many from artisanal cheese makers. The news about the quality of Belgian cheese is now filtering through to the retail and gastronomy sectors....
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Typical Sweets

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All of us Belgians were born with a thoroughly sweet tooth. We enjoy 'babelutten', 'bonbons', 'gommetjes', 'nougat', 'spekken', 'veters' or 'karamellen'. Complete the list with our endless range of regional specialties and you are not far off compiling an entire volume of confectionary poetry. You can go to...
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Chocolate

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Chocolate is of such importance in Belgium that it deserves its own page. You could say this is proven by the fact that Belgians eat 8 kilo's of the stuff each, every year. Of course, chocolate has many creators but, with the possible exception of Switzerland, there's only one country...
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Belgian Specialities

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We are so used to quality food in Belgium that it is often taken for granted. It is of course when we travel abroad that we really start to miss our local specialities. Nothing tastes as good as our home made jam from freshly picked strawberries, cherries or rhubarb...
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Food and Produce

Food

Whether in Wallonia, Flanders or Brussels you will always be able to enjoy a wide array of regional specialties, typical dishes or world class gastronomy. There is some superb produce and enough quality restaurants bistros and cafés serving the best every season has to offer. The art of...
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Michelin Restaurants

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We would not be dedicating a whole page to this subject if it wasn’t worth it, but Belgium has one of the highest densities of Michelin starred restaurants in Europe, and by extension, the world. The Belgian food and hospitality industry at almost all levels is superb and one...
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Detailed information about Belgian food, fresh and seasonal produce plus the many regional specialities, both savoury and sweet; including Belgian chocolates of course.

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