This is Belgian Jazz!

Nothing new but as I stumbled upon these few older gems, I just wanted to share my current musical mood and reminiscence. Marc Moulin (1942-2008) was a Belgian musician and journalist who was a member of the avant-guarde rock band Aksak Maboul in 1977 and formed the pop group Telex in 1978. Moulin was one of Belgium's jazz legends, making jazz-influenced records for over 30 years. Sadly, he left us too soon in September 2008.

This is Belgium - the guide book

If you are planning on visiting Belgium, instead of reaching for the same old redondant guides ... try the fresh and edgy "This is Belgium".  You will experience a hip and insider look a Belgium's best kept secrets and areas of charm  and 'plein d'esprit' only the few of us know about ...

"A 164-page guidebook with the best Belgian-only Art, Food, Photography, Music, Travel and Neighbourhood tips from the magazine’s team of editors.  Part useful guide, part passionate love letter, This is Belgium captures one of the world’s true superpowers at its best, boldest and bravest."

HERTOG JAN - A new kind of simple restaurant

"At the end of 2010 Joachim and Gert took the next step in the execution of their philosophy by buying their own farm in Zedelgem, close to the city of Bruges. This allowed them to grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers for use in many of Chef Gert De Mangeleer’s signature dishes. The long-term vision was to transfer the entire restaurant to the same location and integrate it with the historical farm and its surroundings. The garden, which can be experienced while dining, is the departure point for the guests’ journey of discovery and changes, like the dishes, with the seasons. The new location was opened in July 2014, our photo album displays part of the evolution of the last four years.

The 180-year-old barn has been completely renovated and refurbished to host the beating heart of the new Hertog Jan – the kitchen. The new addition hosts the actual restaurant with a view over the surrounding garden and landscape. The full concept was created by the office of Architect Dries Bonamie."