In this category you will find recipes which have their roots in Belgium.
About Belgian recipes
Belgium is the nation of Gourmands rather than Gourmets which translates into big cuisine rather than fine cuisine. In reality this means that along with big portions, you get pretty good quality and a kind of unpretentiousness. The word Gourmandise originally meant gluttony, but like in France it has taken over the above meaning. It is often said Belgium serves food with the quantity of Germany and the quality of France. Typical dishes include:
Slices of rustic bread and an uncovered spread, often pâté or soft cheese, served on a board and eaten with knife and fork. A typical variety is a slice of bread with quark and sliced radishes, often accompanied with a glass of geuze.
Waffles, sometimes eaten as a street snack.
AOP stands for ‘Appellation d'Origine Protégée’ and BOB stands for 'Beschermde Oorsprongsbenaming' which in the UK we know as 'Protected Designation of Origin' (PDO). Under the EU agricultural product quality policy, this "covers agricultural products and foodstuffs which are produced, processed and prepared in a given geographical area using recognised know-how". The following Belgian ingredients are those which are registered as AOP/BOB.
|Belgium||Fromage de Herve||Cheese||PDO|
|Belgium||Vlaams - Brabantse Tafeldruif (Brabant table grapes)||Grape||PDO|
IGP and BGA ingredients
IGP stands for 'Indication Géographique Protégée' and BGA stands for ‘Beschermde Geografische Aanduiding’ which in the UK we know as 'Protected Geographical Indication' (PGI). Under the EU agricultural product quality policy, this "covers agricultural products and foodstuffs closely linked to the geographical area. At least one of the stages of production, processing or preparation takes place in the area." The following Belgian ingredients are those which are registered as IGP/BGA.
|Belgium||Geraardsbergse Mattentaart||Cheese tart||PGI|
|Belgium||Pâté gaumais||Pork pie||PGI|
|Belgium||Plate de Florenville||Potato||PGI|
|Belgium||Poperingse Hoppescheuten||Hop shoots||PGI|
|Belgium||Potjesvlees uit de Westhoek||Potted meat||PGI|
|Belgium||Saucisson d’Ardenne / Collier d’Ardenne / Pipe d’Ardenne||Sausage||PGI|
We also have a wealth of information on Belgian cheeses.
Pages in category "Belgian recipes"
The following 18 pages are in this category, out of 18 total.