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Food & Drink

Flemish flair

— Ghent


Monocle samples the Belgian city’s top food and drink haunts with a renowned local wine expert.

Belgium, Filip Verheyden, Oudburg, Vlaamse wijze, Vrijdagmarkt

With the launch of Tong wine magazine, Belgian Filip Verheyden has pushed the boundaries of wine journalism and found fans among the world’s leading wine critics and producers along the way.

“Tong has no advertising and pays for itself through subscriber fees. Each 48-page issue is themed on subjects ranging from a single grape to the topic of terroirs and has to spark debate,” says Verheyden, a former food journalist, chef and cookbook publisher.

Verheyden takes us around the Ghent neighbourhood of St Jacobs where he shops for his food. Our first…


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