The Brussels Waffle

I’ve eaten a lot of things this Europe trip. Like, a lot. My jeans can attest to that. But even with the tighter jeans, I am glad and grateful to have been able to consume so much deliciousness. Especially when there are literally billions going without food every day.

I ate in Spain, France, Switzerland, and Belgium (Italy and Greece will have to wait for me and my future husband).

Food is just incredible in this continent. This is because, the majority of our favorites derived here: fries, waffles, pizza, crepes, etc.

Though I can write pages upon pages listing the delicacies I gobbled up here, only three of these have actually blown me away. As in, whooshΒ and into dreamland where my only wish of my sparkling fairy godmother was that my real mother could also taste this or that.

1. Ham, cheese, and lettuce French baguette.

2. Brussels waffle topped with strawberry and Nutella.

3. Handmade pistachio macaroon from a local market.

Forget Spanish churros, Belgian fries or Swiss chocolate. Forget cheese, olives, paella. Godiva? Lindt? Who needs them! My three, those are the ones I vouch to never forget. If I could marry one, well, let’s just say I’d have to first change gender, second religion and third, get used to pampering three women.

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Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once. (Anthony Bourdain)

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16 comments

  1. When I travel I am the foreigner, so I eat local dishes – if I don’t try I’ll never know :-o)

    ps I’ve only eaten once in McDonalds, it was Sept 1980 – never again, I was disappointed with the taste of the ‘hamburger’ . . . ..

    Keep the blogs going :-o)

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  2. The very first thing I do when I arrive in Brussels (which is at least twice a year), is head into the Grande Place and eat a Belgian waffle while I watch people walk around taking pictures. The experience can’t be beat. (And I like my waffles plain.)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! There is nothing like the discovery of some beautiful food when traveling. For me it is Czech Rye bread, the “pretzels” of Karakow (especially the spiced ones), and the rum raisin ice cream I had in the Bahamas. (Ok so there are hundreds more I could list)!

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  4. Sounds like you are doing it right ;) ! I am slightly jealous- but you also inspire me to actually make plans that come to fruition (to visit these amazing places!). Thanks for sharing- love your posts as always!

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  5. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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