This week we kicked things off at FDL with a foodie trip to Belgium where we discovered the enchanting secrets of Ghent.
With its charming atmosphere, exotic gothic architecture, and a vibrant, avant-garde youth culture, Ghent may just well be the coolest city in Europe. Add to that its spectacular food culture and you've got yourself a city that's a must in any travel itinerary.
Sit back and relax with some beer and waffles or enjoy the vast assortment of vegetarian and Michelin-starred restaurants. Sound like fun? Here's your foodie guide to Ghent.
From a great interview with Chef Aduriz we went on to explore the many reasons persimmons should be enjoyed. This lovely fruit is in full season across Europe and North America but did you know it originated in Asia?
Persimmons are best eaten when ripe but do you know to identify when the fruit is at its peak? It's pulp darkens and becomes softer.
The best way to eat the fruit is by cutting it at each end and digging into it with a spoon, leaving the peel uneaten. Curious? Here's the full lowdown on persimmons, from a to z.
Discover Fine Dining Lovers' exclusive Why Waste? video series, featuring Massimo Bottura and his team of chefs, as they teach us how to repurpose leftovers and trimmings in delicious and imaginative ways, from vegetables to dairy. Take a look