Dear Friend of Flanders,

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Flemish Stew and Frites - VisitFlanders
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Tony Gozo

  • Job: It was this obsession with the wonders of the world that led me to study linguistics and Mandarin Chinese at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. It was the obvious direction for someone who desperately wanted to explore the globe. And it worked. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to live, work, study and travel in over 80 countries.
  • Favorite destination: California, United States
  • Likes:I love to travel – that’s my obsession. I love nature and wildlife. I can sit for hours watching a grizzly bear, a herd of elephants, or a humpback whale breaching offshore. I’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to see a certain species of lemur or to catch a glimpse of an exotic bird. In addition, I’m an architecture freak.
Contemporary Nomad Tony discovers a traditional Flemish dish: stoofvlees and fries.
Stoofvlees and Frites - ©
So what is typical Flemish food? I have to be honest, I had no idea. So Tourism Antwerp arranged a little lunchtime food-venture for me at Brasserie Appelmans, a great little cafe perfectly situated in the shade of the Onze Lieve Vrouwekathedraal.

When the very friendly waiter came to take my order, I tore my eyes away from the towering wall of buttresses and stained glass and ordered in the only way I could, “Make it as Flemish as possible.” “OK,” he smiled, “one order of…” And then I heard a series of syllables which took me a few minutes to decipher.

It turns out I was getting stoofvlees and frites. It looks easy enough when you see it in print, but in spoken form, it’s a bit difficult to wrap your ears around this dish.
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