Belgium

meat

New Animal Slaughter Rules in Belgium Pit Activists Against Religious Communities

The end to a religious exemption may curtail the production of halal and kosher meats in the region of Flanders.
Bettina Makalintal
1.10.19
Belgium

Belgians Want Their Fries and Mayo to be Enshrined in the UNESCO Heritage List

“It’s like the World Cup of taste. We’re from a small country, but our strikers ‘fries and mayo’ are doing really well. We are ready to go all the way.”
Ilkka Sirén
6.1.18
WTF

Why This Belgian Bar Makes You Trade Your Shoe for a Beer

"We accept all kinds of shoes."
Ilkka Sirén
3.20.18
Belgium

How to Eat Mussels Like a Belgian

Tell your fries and your mayo to get lost.
Hadrien Duré
11.7.17
Belgium

Belgium's Infamous Candy War Is a Series of Increasingly Ridiculous Events

The battle between two candymen has included fist fights, snowball fights, and legal action.
Stefanie Staelens
7.15.17
beer

We Brewed Beer with Rick Astley in Belgium

The British pop star joined Danish craft brewing wizard Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller to take a visit to the dark side of beer.
Munchies Staff
3.31.17
wine

The Science of Urine Taught Me the Art of Making Wine

"I approach vines just like I approach patients in my office: I talk to my grapes, confer with the branches, press the sacks—I mean clusters—of fruit in order to examine their juices..."
Reinier Opsomer
3.24.17
beer

Scientists Name Planetary System that Could Contain the Mysteries of Alien Life After Beer

Where there is water, there could be life—and beer.
Nick Rose
3.14.17
knives

Meet the Audio Engineer Who Taught Himself How to Make Chef's Knives

Dimitri Turcott Smekens is not your typical knifesmith.
Stefanie Staelens and Raymond van Mil
3.12.17
Last Call

This Eccentric Bar Owner Brews Her Own Love Potion

Liqueur d’Amour is the stuff of legend, but not everyone is lucky enough to get a glass.
Fred Libert
3.11.17
beer

Drinking Advice from Adorable Beer-Loving Grandmas

These ladies know what they're talking about when it comes to beer.
Sientje Beysen
2.11.17
CHEFS

Why I Decided to Close My Michelin-Starred Restaurant

Setting up a restaurant is a bit like creating an artwork: when it’s done, the artist doesn’t need to adjust anything...That's what I started to find annoying.
Kobe Desramaults
1.22.17
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