Monday, October 18, 2010
Mon 18 Oct
As expected, full nationwide strike today so no work. Went out and had some Pommes Frites (in a cone, my preferred way of eating them) for my nutritious lunch, from one of the dozens of 'friteries' around town and ate them in the sunshine on the Grand Place. And, they were the best frites I've had so far in Belgium. Just that right combination of nice and crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle. Delicious. When you ask for your sauce, they squeeze out a huge dollop which engulfs almost every chip on the top. They manage to do it so that there's plenty of sauce to last you almost until the end. By which time you're stuffed and can't manage anymore. A skill indeed.