Tag Archives: Belgian

Waterzooï de poulet (Chicken and Vegetables in Cream Sauce)

Recently, a Belgian colleague of mine (who is also a regular reader of this blog) was kind enough to give me a copy of her favorite Belgian cookbook written in English, entitled the Everybody Eats Well in Belgium Cookbook. Notwithstanding the hokey name, it really is a gem, with 250 classic recipes from one of […]

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Chicons au gratin (Gratinéed Belgian Endive with Ham)

There’s something about chilly weather that demands a nice gratin—that piping-hot, cheesy, gooey goodness is just the thing to warm your body and soul on a mid-Autumn evening. And here is one that is sure to satisfy: another Belgian classic, chicons au gratin, also known in France as endives au gratin. It consists of Belgian […]

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Pommes frites (French Fries)

Deep fried potatoes, which in the US usually go by the misnomer “French fries“, have suffered from association with fast food and the modern aversion to deep fried foods in general, but a well-made batch of pommes frites is one of the tastiest ways to prepare potatoes. And while they will never qualify as health […]

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Carbonnade à la flamande (Belgian Beef Braised in Beer)

Today is Columbus Day so, of course, I decided I would make a Belgian meal… One of my favorite Belgian dishes is carbonnade, a wonderfully deep-flavored dish of beef braised in onions and beer. It is simple but satisfying, just the kind of cooking and eating that I like best, especially as the temperatures cool. […]

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Moules au curry (Steamed Mussels in a Curry Cream Sauce)

Here’s a wonderfully rich but yet light supper dish—steamed mussels in a curry cream sauce—from Belgium, the world capital of mussel dishes. With a crusty baguette to sop up the delicious sauce, you have a one-way ticket to culinary nirvana. Begin by lightly sautéing chopped shallot and parsley in butter (or butter mixed with some […]

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