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

Green-Wood Cemetery

Art Project in NY: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

“Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery” is a new public art project by the famous French artist Sophie Calle. Kicking off on the 29th and 30th of April, visitors of the historical Green-Wood Cemetery in New York will have a chance to bury their deepest and darkest secrets in a marble grave designed by Calle herself. During this 2-days performance, visitors will be … Continue reading Art Project in NY: Here Lie the Secrets of the Visitors of Green-Wood Cemetery

the beer wall, brugges

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