Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 9 – Almond Thins

The ninth chapter in the series is dedicated to some very delicate and crispy biscuits: Almond Thins. Blending almonds, butter and sugar, a Belgian baker named Jules Destrooper once prepared a special dough in 1886. Since then, almond thins are quite associated with the famous brand Jules Destrooper and parts of Belgium, especially a small Town called Lo in the West Flanders where almond thins … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 9 – Almond Thins

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What to Drink in Belgium

Fries, waffles and speculoos. Yes, you cannot leave Belgium without eating those at least once. But, Belgium is also generous about drinks. Here’s the three drinks you must try in Belgium. Beer  No surprises, the first drink to be mentioned is beer. Personally I am quite indifferent to beers but Belgium still astonishes me as it is home to more than 100 breweries and  1500 kinds of beer – … Continue reading What to Drink in Belgium

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 7 – Antwerpse Handjes

It is already Chapter 7 among the countless sweet tastes from Belgium. The new chapter takes place in Antwerp, the center of design in Belgium. Living up to the reputation, this week’s sweetling from Antwerp is an artisanal product. Called to be the Antwerpse Handjes, these traditional quality sweets come as both chocolates and biscuits. Antwerpse Handjes, or Antwerp hands, are biscuits and/or little chocolates … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 7 – Antwerpse Handjes

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 5 – Mattentaart

Chapter 5 is dedicated to a sweet pie from Geraardsbergen in East Flanders. It is called Mattentaart , or Tarte au maton. Mattentaart is a round shaped pie, made with puff pastry and a special matte filling. The filling is prepared mixing buttermilk, wholemilk, almonds and eggs. Hence the name, the key to a delicious Mattentaart is creating a great matte mixture. The quality of milk is essential for the … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 5 – Mattentaart

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 3 – Sneeuwballen

After introducing Cuberdon from Gent in Chapter 2, I would like to present another sweetling called Sneeuwballen. Again, from Gent. Sneeuwballen meaning snowballs date  a hundred years back. In the beginning of the 20th century, August Larmuseau from Gent came up with a fabulous recipe, especially for those who were not able to afford the luxurious chocolates in Belgium. This special recipe resulted in the shape of … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 3 – Sneeuwballen

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Where to Eat in Vienna: 3 Answers & 3 Reasons

When it comes to researching and planning in advance for my next destination, I am always skeptical about the touristic hot spot results ranking first. It is not uncommon when a popular restaurant turns into a big bubble of disappointment for your own taste despite the long queues and tons of amazing food photos on Instagram. That’s why there is always the risk of making the wrong choices wherever … Continue reading Where to Eat in Vienna: 3 Answers & 3 Reasons

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Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 2 – Cuberdon

The color of the second chapter is violet. Not as famous as speculoos, cuberdon is yet another sweetling originated in Belgium, dating back to the 19th century. It is a raspberry flavored candy, in the shape of a cone and in the color of violet. Because of its shape, cuberdon is also called as neuzeke in Dutch, meaning little nose. Dreamy violet look combined with … Continue reading Sweet Tastes of Belgium: Chapter 2 – Cuberdon

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Kanelboller: A Norwegian Delicacy

Living in Oslo, it is almost inevitable to adopt a healthy diet. Getting used to the Norwegian lifestyle, suddenly you end up eating lots and lots of salmon. Yet, it does not mean that there are no sweet getaways. Kanelboller happens to be just one of them. Known by the name “cinnamon buns” or “cinnamon rolls”, these delicacies are popular all over the world. Originated up in the north, it is just … Continue reading Kanelboller: A Norwegian Delicacy