Cast of Cooking Characters in Wallonia Belgium
Collected by Sherry Ott , AFAR Ambassador
Côte Marie-Thérèse 86, 5500 Falmignoul, Belgium
As a fan of all things artisanal, nothing excites me more than stepping into a place that looks the same as it did 100 years ago. When my eyes adjusted to the dim light, inside the Brasserie Caracole, I could see this Belgian brewery was just such...
Rue Emile Cuvelier 20, 5000 Namur, Belgium
Namur, a small town about 30 hour by car outside of Brussels has one of the oldest bakeries in Belgium, Boulangerie Lagrand. The bakery has been around since 1831 and it has been handed down from generation to generation and it is on the 6th. A...
Rue Emile Cuvelier 18, 5000 Namur, Belgium
With a bakery on every other corner in even the tiniest villages in Belgium, what makes one stand out more than another? The answer is threefold: hand selected organic ingredients; skills built on tradition, passed from generation to generation...
Maison Collard’s claim to fame is a cookie so hard they have to print a warning on it. Legend has it, during the great siege of 1466, the people of Dinant were starving and had only two things at their disposal: flour and honey. They made these...
Chaussée de Dinant 1037, 5100 Namur, Belgium
Strawberry season in Belgium is a big deal, particularly in the town of Wépion, near Dinant in the Wallonia region. Wépion's berries are known throughout the country, as the best strawberry, and their arrival on store shelves is...
Rue de la Molignée 102, 5537 Anhée, Belgium
Eric picked up the snail and let it slowly slink around his hand. It’s shell was about the diameter of a quarter and Eric the Snail Farmer explained that it took about 6 months for it to grow to this adult size. We were at the L’escargotiere de...
Rue des Bateliers 1, 5523 Onhaye, Belgium
Sabine Hazard was a big, robust man who looked like he fit the role of Cheese Creator perfectly. His hair was wildly uncombed, he had unruly eyebrows, and his orange sweater hugged his round belly. He had the look of a mad cheese scientist. He...
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