Belgium...

Good morning, rubberneckers...It's your old Uncle Elisson here, filling in for Eric while he fills his gullet with 800 different varieties of Belgian beer...mercy...I hope the Belgians have laid in some stores, for it will be a long siege...and both Eric and the lovely Fiona have been known to bend the elbow on occasion...

The Belgians are quite an interesting lot, consisting of both Flemings and Walloons...they know how to do up a mess of mussels quite nicely, thank you...and there is something to be said for a country that has a chocolate shoppe on nigh every street-corner...

The beer - did I mention the beer? - is of an extraordinary quality and variety...nondescript lagers like Stella Artois...lambic-style ales fermented with wild strains of yeast...Trappist ales possessed of amazing flavor and alcoholic strength...I do hope Eric's liver is prepared for the onslaught...

...one of the unique products to be had in this little country is the fruit lambic, in which macerated fruit is added to a lambic for a secondary fermentation step...cherries (the famous Kriek Lambic)...raspberries (framboise)...peaches (pÍche)...black currants (cassis)...don't be fooled, rubberneckers...these are manly drinks despite their fruit content...nothing quite sets off a fiery dish of Hunan Beef quite like a cool, astringent Kriek Lambic...it is also perfect for washing down the local specialities...

Carbonnade Flamande, that's the ticket...hearty hunks of beef, stewed in the local beer...

...I foresee an extended session with Helga upon Eric's happy return...

by Elisson on September 07, 2007 | Bullshit (2) | TrackBack (0) | Drinking
Bullshit So Far

heh...I suspect that Helga has turned into quite the "clothes catcher" by now.

Bullshitted by imp on September 7, 2007 03:24 PM

Walloons?

I believe that may be Hottentot for "Stindeens."

Yo, Mutu! How'd ya like a swift kick in the walloons?

Bullshitted by Jimbo - PRS on September 7, 2007 08:04 PM