Many countries boast national recipes for original and delicious waffles. For example, England, where this dish is served as a light snack, or the Netherlands, which presented the world with the so-called syrup waffles, as well as the USA and the Czech Republic, Norway and even Japan. But for the connoisseurs of this delicacy, the reference examples are perhaps the two most famous varieties: Viennese and Belgian.
The history of waffles in Vienna is closely connected with the name of the Austrian confectioner Joseph Manner, who at the end of the 19th century introduced to the public a new type of dessert – “Neapolitan waffles”. They got their name due to hazelnut filling – they were delivered from Naples at that time. The Continue reading
Coffee along with chocolate is the real passion of the Belgians. Every year, the country imports about 40 thousand tons of coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico.
History and traditions of Belgian coffee
While still a colonial power, Belgium owned coffee plantations in Rwanda and the Congo. Subsequently, having lost them and not being a producer of raw materials, the country began to develop coffee-roasting production and reached the highest skill in it. So talented professionals work in Belgian factories that the robusta or Arabica blends created by them drive crazy even those who are indifferent to coffee.
The most famous Belgian coffee brands include Cordesa, Miko, Onur. But perhaps the most Continue reading
Situated between France, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium has always experienced significant cultural influence from these countries. It is reflected in national cuisine.
But in Belgium there are absolutely amazing dishes and special culinary traditions – what makes this small country so incredibly attractive for gourmets from all over the world.
French fries were first cooked in Belgium
Belgium, french fries
Already in the middle of the XIX century, the process of cooking french fries was established by a local Continue reading