Waffles are light cakes cooked in a special pan that gives them a grid shape.
Food, wine and beer in Belgium, Europe.
A tasty soup straight from Brussels, the Belgian capital. This creamy, satisfying soup is made with pureed Belgian endives, potatoes, cream, and wheat beer.
Not long ago, Breakfast in Belgium was only a continental affair, most simple: coffee, toast, jam and orange juice. Nutritional advice recommends having a more substantial first meal to avoid the 11 o’clock sugar low. Belgians are happy to comply.
Some variation of the modern continental breakfast is the most popular option. Tartines are the Belgium version of sliced bread or toast. They are open sandwiches, usually spread with, butter and jam, soft cheese or pate. Their own version of French toast is also popular at breakfast time.
Though wine is drunk at meal times, beer is often the best accompaniment for a Belgium meal, especially charbonnades and other beer based recipes, and, of course, the ubiquitous steak and frites.
A healthy dessert or snack, including vitamins from fresh fruit and extra calcium from the yogurt and ice cream.