The smell of freshly baked waffles evokes nostalgic childhood memories for many people. In "Belgian Waffles and Other Treats" the author, Jan Gheysens, outlines the history and origins of this confection through the eyes of the Consael family, who run Etablissement MAX in Ghent. With the help of the fine archive pictures you can follow the interesting evolution of a simple waffle stall to today"s temple of heavenly delights. The recipes for waffles have been handed down from generation to generation and they are still the firm"s best advertisement. The author also divulges the secrets of some thirty recipes for other treats, such as poffetjes, crepes, pancakes, apple dumplings, langues de chat, and egg desserts. The mouth-watering photography has been provided by Tom Swalens. 30 b/w 60 colour photos The Author
Jan Gheysens is co-author of Koen Crucke’s successful books. In particular he writes scenarios for theatrical shows and monologues, and specializes in translating musical texts. He was trained as an actor and after winning the first prize for Drama he followed it up in London and New York. He has worked with some of the most important directors of his generation in the great opera houses and most prestigious theatre of Europe.
Tom Swallens has worked for more than ten years as a culinary photographer. He contributes to numerous Belgian weekly and monthly publications and has close contacts with leading chefs and culinary professionals. He is also experienced in promotional photography. Since September 2004 Tom has also taught at the NARAFI in Brussels.