Synopses & Reviews
Strongly influenced by Belgium's proximity to southern France, yet retaining rustic, hornely traits from its medieval past, Belgian food combines haute cuisine and fine ingredients with comfort food and substantial portions. In this beautiful new book, Suzanne Vandyck explores the fascinating history of the Belgian people, and the development of their unique cuisine. This wonderful collection of recipes evokes the glorious tastes and textures of traditional Belgian cooking. Dishes range from sumptuous soups and mouthwatering appetizers, to succulent meat and poultry dishes, delicate fish and shellfish, divine desserts, and a tempting selection of cakes and bakes. All the classics are covered, including Cream of Endive Soup, Flemish-style Asparagus, Beef Stew with Beer, Steamed Mussels with Celery and Onion, Belgian Frites and Chocolate Mousse, providing a comprehensive guide to this glorious cuisine. Packed with over 300 specially commissioned, inspirational pictures and delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, as well as cook's tips, variations, and complete nutritional information, this unique new book is essential reading for anyone who loves to explore new cuisines and cook good food.
Strongly influenced by its proximity to southern France, yet retaining rustic, homely traits from its medieval past, Belgian cuisine combines haute cuisine and fine ingredients with comfort food and substantial portions.