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Cuberdons: the Best Belgian Souvenir you’ve Never Heard of

Everyone knows Belgium is famous for its chocolate and waffles, but have you heard of the other sweet Belgian treat, the cuberdon? Cuberdons: A Sweet Brussels Souvenir Cuberdons are a Belgian candy, easily identified by their cone-shape and deep purple color. Cuberdons (also called the Ghent Nose)  are made from a sweet mix of red […]

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Finding Smurfs and Comics in Brussels

My familiarity with comic books ends at Archie and Casper the Ghost. My brother, on the other hand, has a comic book collection so massive it requires its own insurance policy. So when researching an upcoming trip to Belgium, known for its comic book tradition, I sought out his expertise. “Belgian comics? Never heard of […]

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Taste-Testing Belgian Waffles: Liege and Brussels Gaufre

Be prepared to completely forget your diet when you visit Brussels. I could tell you that with all the walking you’ll be doing, you don’t need to worry about the extra calories. But that would be a lie. Because even if you are able to restrain yourself when it comes to Belgium’s silky chocolate, outstanding […]

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Souvenir Recipe: Belgian Beer Carbonnade (Belgian Beef Stew)

If You Can Resist Drinking your Belgian Beer, Use it to Make a Classic Belgian Recipe In our last post about shopping for Belgian beer in Brussels, we covered where to buy and how to select your beer souvenir.  Now that you’ve brought your Belgian beer back home with you, what can you do with […]

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