i’m back. with a week’s worth of adventures, photos, and food to share! but let’s start simple.
one of my hosts, N, is from québec (therefore, a québécoise) but she’s dating a boy from belgium (a belge). and his favorite thing to eat for breakfast is tartine.
but what is a tartine? do a google image search and you get tons and tons of images that look nothing like one another. however, do a wordreference search and you get a simple answer. tartiner = to spread. tartine = a slice of bread. and wikipedia tells me that a tartine is simply an open faced sandwich.
and so she introduced me to a favorite belgium breakfast version of tartine.
2. then sprinkle it generously with vermicelles de chocolat (french), or schokoladenstreusel (german), or chocoladehagelslag (dutch). or, if you prefer, chocolate sprinkles (english). N is learning dutch, because her boyfriend lives in belgium (and speaks it as well) where dutch is an official language since it shares a border with the netherlands in the north.