Food Through The Post! Gifts from Belgium…

31 Oct

If you are anything like me travelling to different countries involves checking out the local snacks. (And I don’t mean decent cuisine!)
One of the main reasons for going holiday for me is so I can sit by the pool with something alcoholic and an absolutely massive bag of crisps or corn snacks with a name I don’t recognise and a list of ingredients I can’t read.
‘Ooooh I think these are oregano but I can’t be sure’

So… you can imagine my delight when Stefanie of Patisserie Chez Myrtille who lives in Gent, Belgium was chosen as my FoodiePenpal for this month. After a brief email discussion where I was quick to let her know that I wasn’t keen on chocolate (Belgian or otherwise) I was sent this fabulous box of goodies:

Stef’s letter explained that some of these are best enjoyed with an aperetif (a girl after my own heart) and they were indeed enjoyed with something alcoholic. It was JUST like being on holiday but without the pool.

The box also included cute little madeleines, some AMAZING Jules Destrooper spread that is just like a gingery, sweet peanut butter and amazing on toast, and some herby croutons to liven up a soup (and I hadn’t even told her about my super soup jug!).
Basically I have eaten it all. And have set up an online account with Jules Destrooper for regular deliveries of this paste:
For my own Foodie

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Penpal – Caitlin from The Pocohontas Files – I created a Hallowe’en themed box complete with candles, a little squash for carving and garlic for the vampires. I hope she liked it.

More FoodiePenpals goodness next time – can’t wait. And if you can’t either then check out #foodiepenpals on Twitter for other posts. If you want your own FoodiePenpal full details can be found here – hosted by the UK representative This is Rock Salt.


8 Responses to “Food Through The Post! Gifts from Belgium…”

  1. Rachel Walder 31/10/2012 at 10:31 am #

    Foodie penpals sounds brilliant – think I might join!

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/11/2012 at 9:36 am #

      You should Rachel – it’s really good fun! X

  2. Emma 31/10/2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Sounds scrumptious!

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/11/2012 at 9:37 am #

      I’d certainly recommend that paste Emma – GORGEOUS! Thanks for reading x

  3. Tony 02/11/2012 at 5:03 pm #

    I am, as I write, eating salty tunisian crisps called ‘bulbo’ that taste like something non specifically savoury. Will try and bring you some home (with a picture of the pool that you can sit next to if you like?) I. Just. Love. Snacks (and I cannot lie).

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/11/2012 at 9:38 am #

      Ha ha, oh Tony tell me they were in an absolutely MASSIVE packet the size of your upper body? What the hell could Bulbo be?
      I too am all about the snacks… see you soon xx


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