Craving a taste of home: Belgian lunch

I've been living in the US for over a year now but am currently in Belgium for a short vacation. For the past year, I've been craving a taste of home; not all Belgian food is available in the US and even when it is, it can taste differently.

When we arrived in Belgium this weekend, my mother prepared us lunch. It tasted so good. Nothing like eating at home. The foodie in me was reminded of all the things I miss, and the photographer in me wanted to take some pictures to remind myself once we're back in the US.

Which foods do you miss from your home country or home town?



David (not verified):

Haha ... true true ... Nothing like mum's food. I'm waiting to go back to Spain (in some days) for holidays and one of things I miss the most is the food.

I don't have anything against Finnish food, but man, Spanish food is at another level: paella, tapas, jamón serrano, gazpacho, mm ... really waiting for it.

July 17, 2011 - 20:01
Ione Van Hooydonck (not verified):

Ooooh, ik wil een sandwich met prepare! Het water loopt me in de mond bij het zien van die foto's! Foei Dries!

July 17, 2011 - 22:16
Roland Tanglao (not verified):

i miss mohnkuchen from Friedrichshafen, Germany and the German Dark Wheat beer that's not exported to Canada (very few are) and Schupfnudeln and Zweibel Rostbraten, etc,etc
wait a minute, i am not german but I really miss germany :-)

July 18, 2011 - 02:36
Geert (not verified):

Das grappig Dries, vooral de curry ketchup want dat is iets wat onze bezoekers altijd mogen meebrengen. Croissants en koffie is niet iets waar Belgie zo goed in is maar de pistoleekes de vlaaien en goei chocomelk das iets anders!! Tis ook bekans mosselseizoen nu denk ik dus gaat maar rap een goei kastrol mosselen natuur eten voordadde terug naar de US gaat :)

July 18, 2011 - 08:42
Dries Knapen (not verified):

Currently in Italy, missing only one thing: decent bread. I haven't been in a single country yet where they have better bread than in Belgium (although France is close) -- and definitely not in the US :p

July 18, 2011 - 11:54
Russell Dyer (not verified):

Great minds and sentimental ones think similarly. I wrote a similar web log entry in April of 2010:

July 19, 2011 - 10:35
Jan (not verified):

Mmh... prepare... Amerikaanse vrienden noemen het roadkill... maar oh zo lekker !!

July 23, 2011 - 13:07

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