Flanders Fields is much more than inspiring pieces of nature with beautiful scenery and unique, old cafés. The region boasts a wealth of historical and cultural heritage, as is evident from its rich beer and food culture. There is no better place to taste and experience this than in ' t Hommelhof in Watou. For over 30 years, this culinary Mecca has been a meeting place for gourmets. Master chef Stefaan Couttenye is widely known for his pure kitchen without frills, where local and Belgian beers are given pride of place.
In this book, the pioneer of the Belgian beer kitchen combines his favourite local ingredients, ranging from hop shoots, pigeon, forgotten vegetables, lamb, organic chicken, foie d'oie and cheeses - with some fifty beers from his region.
His son, Simon, has turned into a brewing enthusiast and beer sommelier and has chosen an appropriate beer for each dish.