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Belgium - the home of chocolate
26
NOV
2018

Belgium - the home of chocolate

It was in Brussels in 1912 where the first chocolate praline was made by filling an empty chocolate shell with a rich, intense centre. This technique was copied all over Europe because up until...
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Chocolate – a sweet mystery
14
NOV
2018

Chocolate – a sweet mystery

Chocolate is a rich, smooth, sweet mystery - an elixir that the world cannot seem to do without. Chocolate has survived the ages and remains best in its simplest, purest form.  The history...
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Belgium a heaven for beer on earth
28
SEP
2018

Belgium a heaven for beer on earth

A stroll through any Belgian city is a feast for the eyes with the country's impressive architecture and intricate stonework. But there's another trinity worthy of a pilgrimage: beer, chocolate...
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Belgians Love Chocolate
14
SEP
2018

Belgians Love Chocolate

Saying that Belgians love chocolate is a real understatement. “For us, chocolate is a devouring passion, a sweet addiction, and our national pride.” Undoubtedly, Belgian chocolate is some of the...
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Pralines from LEONIDAS
31
JUL
2018

Pralines from LEONIDAS

Belgian pralines are typically a blend of chocolate and hazelnuts, which may be enhanced with additional flavoring. "Buche Praline" is a smooth, log-shaped hazelnut chocolate. "Marron Au Cafe", a...
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Chocolate or Praline? What is the difference?
16
JUL
2018

Chocolate or Praline? What is the difference?

In Belgium, you will encounter chocolate candy called "praline" or "filled chocolates" in France. The famous "Pralines" which you love to taste must respect the following definition : A...
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Yes, Beer is food
29
JUN
2018

Yes, Beer is food

Of course beer is a beverage, as the majority of its composition is water; however, given that it's also made with cereal grains, hops and yeast, all of this combined goodness is oftentimes...
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Beer culture in Belgium
11
JUN
2018

Beer culture in Belgium

  The etymology of beer is uncertain. Two words are associated with it: bibere and cervisia. Bibere is Latin and means to drink. The...
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A Menu of Belgian Beers
31
MAY
2018

A Menu of Belgian Beers

 As the Belgians are fond of saying, "Our food is cooked with French finesse but served in portions of German generosity." And in another homily, "If one has to eat three meals a day, then...
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Beer and cheese are compatible friends
18
MAY
2018

Beer and cheese are compatible friends

Not many people realize that beer and cheese have far more in common. Both are simple and nutritious, each born of Graminae and carefully nurtured in an ancient fermentation process. Of...
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Six steps to paradise!
19
APR
2018

Six steps to paradise!

   Fine chocolate is one of life's pleasures and one of the few vices, which today's society finds acceptable. Here's how to do it justice.    Step 1: Allow the chocolate bar to come...
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