Real Fine Food
BELGIUM, FRANCE & GERMANY
In Spring 2014, I went to hang out with a friend living in Leuven.
We took a train to Paris, hung out for a few days.
Another friend from Greece flew up and we grabbed her and a rental car at de Gaulle.
The three of us then headed across the countryside, staying in small and larger towns.
In Leuven (Belgium), I stayed with my friend and with the exception of a few of the nights, always had a kitchen on the road.
That way, I could hit up the local farmer's markets and shops and cook with the local offerings!
What a great time.
White asparagus is plentiful in Belgium
Loved buying local food - they have a farmers market several times a week.
Homemade Salad in Leuven
My friend's husband made this delightful little salad with local fennel, white beans and citrus.
Great food on a european train
There was such good small bites and wine on this train. I wish the ride was much longer.
One of our random stops in France
This was a tiny town about an hour or two south east of Paris. We hit a random little restaurant in a mostly shuttered for the night town. It was bland but fun.
Cafe in Paris - solid cafe in that city
I LOVED the coffee in Paris. It was always perfect. Not too strong. Very tasty.
A home cooked meal in Village Neuf
We stocked up to cook a lot to save money and instead use funds to explore and such!
Gotta eat a street waffle in Belgium!
No additions of syrup or sugar needed. Fresh, hot, soft dough that melts in your mouth.