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liege xmas 2
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My guidebook describes Liège somewhat unflatteringly, honestly—as a city straining to overcome its gritty past, and its Christmas market as an important part of that effort. This was our first visit to the city (and we didn’t read that snippet until after), but what we saw in our afternoon jaunt was actually an engaging city more »

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My trusty assistant.
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This Belgian classic is so nice, I ate it twice—in one day! It’s true. I was so taken with these these delicious meatballs that, on a recent trip to Liège, I had boulets for lunch and dinner. And I would do it again. One of the key ingredients in this dish is “sirop de Liège,” more »

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cafe lieg collage
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I will forever associate the taste of coffee, ice cream, and whipped cream with one of life’s small perfect moments—sipping a café liegeois at an outdoor café overlooking Liège’s Place du Marché, the November sun shining on my face, my legs satisfyingly tired after a long day of walking and eating. I had always kind more »

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liege 7
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I had heard about the boulets from my mother before I left for Belgium last month. As in, Ooh, you’re going to Liège. Make sure to eat some boulets. All I really knew about them was that they were meatballs and that was good enough for me. The other food I was anxious to try was more »

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Window display at lLOlifant in Liege, Belgium
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Gift shopping is serious business in Belgium. Choosing the perfect gift is an art and even the most modest gift deserves elaborate wrapping, which can make it quite a lengthy process. I learned this firsthand L’Olifant on a recent trip to Liege, where I was in line behind a woman who was purchasing eleven items, more »

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