Staying with the Belgium theme, here's some of the lovely food I enjoyed on my recent trip. It's not hard to find good food in Belgium, but every time I'm with my friend Sigrid, I know the food will be exceptional. And it was.
Scampi (what we'd call prawns in the UK) served two different ways - both equally delish although the garlic ones were a bit too garlicky even for those with tough stomachs.
Our prawns came with potato side dishes. I opted for yummy Belgian fries and Sigrid chose mash. Belgians are proud of their fries and rightly so - they taste just as fab as they look.
A selection of chocolatey spreads and fresh breads for breakfast. I fell in love with Speculoos paste (made from speculoos biscuits) so I bought a jar to bring back home with me.
A typical Dutch breakfast delicacy - buttered bread with a toping of Hagelslag "extremely chocolatey" sprinkles. A must for true chocolate lovers.
Last but not least, pita grecque - very similar to Greek pita souvlaki, although it's made with beef rather than pork. Thinly sliced meat, tomatoes, onions, fries, tzatziki, all wrapped in warm pita bread. I have one of these every time I'm in Brussels, as it's closer to the real thing than anything I find in England.
Gosh, I am making myself hungry and it's only mid morning. Mmmmm.