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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

“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


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

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

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,