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No waffling on theses waffles:  Belgium’s finest

No waffling on theses waffles: Belgium’s finest

I’ve been to Belgium a handful of times. It’s a lovely country and the fact that it is known for mussels, chocolate, fries and waffles is no farce.  I love the food there so much and could very happily eat my way across the country, […]

Waterzooi!  Gesundheit!  Belgian Fish Stew

Waterzooi! Gesundheit! Belgian Fish Stew

Waterzooi, a Belgian fish soup with leeks, carrots, wine and eggs Other countries name their soups really cool names. Or maybe it’s just the language thing.  My current example is Waterzooi– a Belgian soup with Flemish roots.  It’s origin in the East or West Flanders […]

Plum Bread:  Sort of Luxembourgian

Plum Bread: Sort of Luxembourgian

    Poor Luxembourg. Being a relatively small country and sandwiched between Germany, France and Belgium, the culture and cuisine are heavily influenced by all three.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but as such, the country as a whole seems to lack a […]

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!:  Dutch Hare Stew

Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!: Dutch Hare Stew

Growing up, every year for my birthday and Christmas, I asked for a dog. My favorite movie was “The Shaggy Dog,” and I wanted nothing more than to own a big shaggy sheepdog.  One Christmas morning, I woke to find two baby bunnies under the […]

Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

The Benelux region where I am this week is the food of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.  Given the location of these countries, their food is strongly influenced by the sea, and the surrounding environs of Germany and France. I’ve been to this region a […]

Apple and Prune Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Apple and Prune Stuffed Chicken Thighs

  REALLY dragging my feet on Scandinavia.  Like I had previously mentioned, it was really hard for me to find stuff that I wanted to make. One dish that caught my eye was a roast duck breast stuffed with apples and prunes.  Sounds good, right?  […]

Grav-what? Gravlax:  Cured Salmon

Grav-what? Gravlax: Cured Salmon

Sorry for the delay in posting. I timed things badly since I didn’t realize that today’s breakfast- Gravlax- took 36 hours to cure.  My bad. From what I’ve found, Scandinavian breakfasts are a far cry from the cereal, muffins and pancakes that we typically enjoy […]

Here, fishy, fishy fishy:  Roasted cod with Pickled Beets

Here, fishy, fishy fishy: Roasted cod with Pickled Beets

Well, I feel like I had avoided the Scandinavian challenge long enough.  I mean, cookies were really no big deal.  I wasn’t particularly looking forward to cooking after a long day, and I wasn’t particularly looking forward to eating what I had in store.  Even […]

What’s in your Big Blue Tin? Danish Butter Cookies

What’s in your Big Blue Tin? Danish Butter Cookies

As you can probably tell by now, dessert is serious business for me. While ooey, gooey and warm is what I crave at this time of the year, I needed to take something into work, and cookies seemed like my best bet. I don’t think […]

Scandinavia

Scandinavia

When I started this project and initially set my course, there were a lot of regions that I was excited to eat, but I have to admit, Scandinavia was not one of them.  I remember going to Stockholm about 5 years ago, but I can’t […]


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