Quarantine in Ghent and Time in History

Some news and a short journey into the history of time measurement in Europe: how medieval cooks knew for how long to let their stews simmer, and why there could be a months’ difference between New Year in two neighboring cities

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The New Bishop and Orval Beer

How Wikipedia and the Pope disagreed on who should be the bishop, why the logo of Orval beer features a fish with a ring, and what this beer has to do with the new bishop of Ghent

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Love Stories from Flanders

Two true historic Flemish stories about love featuring a clever woman, a not-so-clever woman, and, of course, men! Adultery and murder, kidnapping and lawsuits, a sad finale and a happy end!

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How to Buy a Van Eyck?

How to buy a van Eyck without winning the lottery: visit a unique shop in the centre of Ghent in 2020. The van Eyck shop features creations of local artisans who found inspiration in the works of the city’s most famous painter. Read what treasures and surprises I found in the shop

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