Bring home a piece of Ghent

I had previously written a few posts on Ghent, which is my favourite city in Belgium. If any of these have inspired you to visit this city in Flanders, you might also like to make a note of some of the tips below. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to bring home something from Ghent to share with…

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Easy banana bread with dark chocolate

It was a cold, wet evening with Christmas lights twinkling in the distance. Upon entering the dining room, a thick sweet aroma surrounded me. I thought of languid afternoons in Singapore and of myself scoffing down some greasy cake after Sunday mass. There, lying on the table, were some ripening bananas. So I made banana bread using an easy,…

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Chocolate trail in Brussels

Belgian chocolate is reputed to be amongst the best in the world – the domestic consumption is one of the highest worldwide, as is its chocolate export trade. When I first moved to Brussels, I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an artisan chocolatier at every other street corner. Large commercial brands such as Godiva, Neuhaus and Leonidas don’t…

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