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Zester Daily contributor Diane Fresquez is an American journalist living in Brussels, and the author of "A Taste of Molecules: In Search of the Secrets of Flavor” (USA 2013) published in Australia (February 2016) as “The Taste of Home.” She is also an ambassador for The Hunger Project-UK. The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies in countries throughout the world.  For many years Diane was a special correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Her favorite article for the Journal was one she wrote based on a lighthearted, pseudo-scientific potluck dinner she hosted in her home to explore European aphrodisiacs.

Toast Ale is made from a special Belgian recipe that includes fresh, surplus bread. All profits go to the charity called Feedback, which supports the fight against food waste, making Toast Ale the best thing since … well, you know. Credit: Copyright 2016 Publicis

Toast Ale is a liquid message in a bottle: a beer brewed in the UK with fresh, surplus bread that would otherwise be thrown

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“Tours,” as the Tram Experience calls them, run Tuesday through Sunday, and cost 98.50 euros (six-course menu), and 119 euros (seven-course menu, only on Fridays). Credit: Copyright 2015 Eric Danheir

Brussels has one of the largest tram networks in the world, but there’s one tram ride in the city where it’s not the journey, nor the

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With Europe on edge after the bombings in Paris, it is good to be reminded of the joy of sharing a meal with strangers.

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Together with his father, siblings and cousins, this refugee in Ecuador gets a taste of his Colombian home thanks to his aunt’s cooking. Credit: Chris Terry

Part of what makes eating together so pleasurable, in any language or culture, is the conversation. But when London-based photographer Chris Terry was in

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Belgian beekeeper Xavier Rennotte has given mead a makeover with the launch of his Bee Wine. Credit: Xavier Rennotte

In Belgium, beer is the beverage of choice, while mead, an ancient alcoholic drink, is virtually unknown. But a young Belgian beekeeper, Xavier Rennotte,

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