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The Week in Bites<br>8th December 2013

The Week in Bites
8th December 2013

This week at FDL we took a foodie tour of a charming Belgian town, interviewed the chef of Mugaritz and explored 26 curious facts about persimmons.

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A Belgian Food Tour

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.

The Man Behind Mugaritz

From Belgium we moved on to Spain where we caught up with acclaimed chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, the man behind Mugaritz restaurant.

Mugartiz ranks 4th in the World's 50 Best Restaurants list sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Aqua Panna. We wanted to catch up with Aduriz to see what he's been up to.

In this exclusive interview with FDL, the chef shares his vision and passion.

26 Reasons to Love Persimmons

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.

 

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