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We recently had the incredible honor of interviewing Pauline Frommer at the DC Travel and Adventure Show about, what else, Belgium! Daughter of the travel guide pioneer, Arthur Frommer, Pauline continues the family legacy as editorial director of the Frommers guidebooks and publisher of frommers.com. Here’s what she had to say. Vero: I heard talk more »

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cambridge belgian beer festival
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Before you get too, too excited, you should know that the festival beers are not actually Belgian but “Belgian-style” brews from local-ish breweries. That said, this is a really fun day in a lovely little town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and it’s well worth the trip from the DC area. We went there as a more »

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cheesecake
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Like Reese’s ad-proverbial chocolate and peanut butter, the marriage of cheese cake, that rich, decadent American classic, and speculoos, Belgium’s amazing crunchy spiced buttery biscuits is a pretty spectacular one. This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe for raspberry cheesecake. You’ll need a 9-inch springform pan. Ingredients: Speculoos crust 1 box of speculoos cookies more »

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Belgian feast
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I’ve always been jealous of large immigrant communities with parades, restaurants, large families, cousins, aunts and uncles who have known you from birth and live down the street, or at least in the same country. People you share a common heritage with, a common food, and a common language. I wanted to be Puerto Rican, more »

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