• Flanders Today 2009 Gift Guide

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    Simple pleasuresFull story
  • K is for Koen

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    Early last year, Koen De Bouw was one of the last three candidates being considered to play the killer in Angels & Demons. “It’s useless to ponder about it,” he smiles. “The last three or the last 300, the result is the same.”Full story
  • Zita Swoon

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    It’s always a festive evening when Zita Swoon is around, and it certainly will be this week during three nights at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, where the band of Stef Kamil Carlens (or SKC) celebrates its 15th birthday.Full story
  • bite

    9 Dec 2009 by a a
    Food pairing, the matching of unusual flavours in revolutionary combinations, is chic these days. Bruges-based Bernard Lahousse has made a career of it. A bioengineer with a penchant for gastronomy, he works as a consultant with world-renowned chefs and major food companies at the cutting edge of food science. After some time in the business, it became apparent that a website could facilitate this work.Full story
  • Face of Flanders — Zeitgeist

    9 Dec 2009 by Alan Hope
    English, you’ll have noticed, has no word for Zeitgeist. Nevertheless, there’s nothing we like better than to take apart the trends of the moment. Hence the popularity of Google’s annual Zeitgeist report, the latest of which has just been released.Full story
  • Callemeyn and Van Dousselaere made Bekegem synonymous with foie gras

    Friendly faux

    2 Dec 2009 by Alan Hope
    Foie gras, French for “fat liver”, is made from the cooked liver of a duck or goose that has been specifically fattened – and it gets hearts racing. From the culinary die-hards who wax poetic at its mention to the animal lovers who are appalled at the thought of it, foie gras rarely gets a middle-of-the- road response.Full story
  • Face of Flanders — Investment

    2 Dec 2009 by Alan Hope
    If you won the Belgian national lottery, what would you do with the money? You’ll have to decide quickly because investment bankers and charities will soon be dialling your number.Full story
  • De slimste title

    2 Dec 2009 by Alan Hope
    The first series of De slimste mens was won by Alain Grootaers (pictured), a former TV journalist and comic commentator, who now lives near Malaga in Andalucia, from where he takes off on regular world trips with his wife and daughter. Has winning the show brought him untold success?  Full story
  • Eva Dewaele performs in W. Forsythe’s timeless Artifact during December Dance

    The Twelve Days of Dance

    2 Dec 2009 by a a
    “I hate themes,” says Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a direct response to my question about what threads might be running through December Dance.Full story
  • Life is good for you

    2 Dec 2009 by a a
    There’s a small collection of gems hidden behind the Grote Markt in Antwerp: 24 prints that have graced the likes of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fondation Cartier in Paris line the walls of an unassuming gallery at number 20 Zirkstraat.Full story