First published in 1996 but out of print for many years, Ruth Van Waerebeck's wonderful compendium of Belgian recipes is finally back by popular demand. Belgium is a country that boasts more three
First published in 1996 but out of print for many years, Ruth Van Waerebeck's wonderful compendium of Belgian recipes is finally back by popular demand. Belgium is a country that boasts more three-star restaurants per capita than any other nation—including France. Belgian cuisine is elegant comfort food at its best—slow-cooked, honest and satisfying. It's Sunday meals, continental dinner parties, family picnics and the antidote to a cold winter's day.
Here is the best of Belgian cuisine in 250 delicious recipes. Immerse yourself with classics like Veal Stew with Dumplings, Mushrooms and Carrots; Smoked Trout Mousse with Watercress Sauce; and Braised Partridge with Cabbage and Abbey Beer; along with staples like Flemish Carrot Soup, Steak-Frites, and Steamed Mussels. And don't forget dessert—Belgian chocolate is widely regarded as the best on earth, and Everybody Eats Well includes some of the best recipes for Belgian sweets anywhere, including Belgian Chocolate Ganache Tart, Almond Cake with Fresh Fruit Topping and Little Chocolate Nut Cakes.
Ruth Van Waerebeek is an adventurous traveller, international chef and cookbook author from Belgium. She was born and raised in the medieval town of Ghent where she learned to cook at the side of her mother, grandmother and her great-grandmother. She was a chef in two leading restaurants in Ghent before she set off travelling round the world. In the 90s she worked in full time teaching at a school of culinary arts in NYC. Since 2000 she has been the brand ambassador and the house chef of Chile's most important Winery Concha y Toro. She travels regularly to the company's major events in Europe, Russia, USA, Latin-America and Asia. She now runs the Mapuyampay Hostal Gastron¾mico & Cooking School in the heart of Chile's wine country. Her cooking classes have been profiled in Gourmet Magazine as one of the 50 best cooking vacations in the world.
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