|Digest this: “Moules/Frites as accessories by the Belgian designer, Marcel Broodhaers for Ligia Dias.|
When you think about Belgium and then you think of food in Belgium, what is the first thought that comes to mind?
Well, of course: Moules/Frites s’il vous plait. I’m not certain whether mussels and French fries are considered a national culinary art form, but I am relatively sure they are a cultural food staple. And, when they’re good, they are really, really good.
An aside: Often I ask My-Reason-For-Living-In-France if he likes some food or other and he always — always — says, “If it’s good.” Whereupon I tell him, with a little tone in my voice if you know what I mean, that I’m not asking him whether he likes something that is mediocre. Clearly I’m asking him if he likes something when it’s good for heaven’s sake.
OK then, back to moules/frites. . . What is the last thing you would probably think about when the subject comes up? Chances are it would be wearing them around your neck or wrist for example.
Am I right?
Well, think again.