Belgo Cookbook - Belgian Restaurants North London and Covent Garden UK
Belgo Cookbook is from the Belgian restaurants North London and Covent Garden, UK. Some of the wonderful Belgian recipes are for dishes like Mussels and chips (french fries), Belgian Sausages and Mash, Prune and Almond Tart, and Apple Fritters. Yummy ... This cookbook is making us hungry.
Format: Softcover, 159 pages
Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group
Author: Denis Blais and Belgian Andre Plisnier
Description: Belgian cooking had been woefully underrated for decades when, in 1992, inspired by the brewery eating halls of Brussels, the first branch of Belgo, Belgo Noord restaurant, opened in North London, serving up mind-bogglingly gigantic portions of moules et frites to rapturous customers of all ages. Another Belgo, Centraal, opened in April 1995 in Covent Garden with seats for 400.
Mussels and chips, albeit served more than ten different ways, by no means mark the outer limits of Belgo's repertoire. To whet your appetite, you might choose Soupe de Moules (mussels, cream and saffron soup) or Witloof au Gratin (Belgian endives wrapped in ham with cheese sauce), while for your main course you might be tempted by Moules Congo (mussels with coconut cream and lemongrass) or Saumon a la Hoegaarden (salmon on caramelized endives with white beer and pistachio sauce), or perhaps the lot. And for pudding - supposing you can find the space - you might find Gauffre Belgo (Brussels waffle with a white chocolate sauce) or Poire Pochee (pear poached in cherry beer with sorbet) just irresistible.
The restaurant is justly proud of its list of beers, including pilsners, wheat beers, fruit beers and some terrifically potent beers brewed by monks in Belgium's Trappist monasteries. Beer connoisseurship is a crucial part of the Belgo philosophy; beer is not only consumed in liquid form but is also an essential ingredient throughout the cooking itself.
With recipes specially adapted for the home cook to feed four, not four hundred and quirky illustrations accompanying quirky features - including Mr. Belgo's Guide to Pouring Beer - The Belgo Cookbook is one of the most
Condition: Very good condition with minor shelf wear. Interior pages are clean, covers are sturdy and in nice condition.
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