Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival Baking from Belgium, the Heart of the Low Countries
by Regula Ysewijn
In Dark Rye and Honey Cake, acclaimed food writer and historian Regula Ysewijn turns her focus to the bakes and culinary history of her Belgian homeland.
"A beautifully illustrated volume of recipes with history." - The New York Times
Known as an expert in British baking and culture, acclaimed food writer and historian Regula Ysewijn turns her attention to her native Belgium for an intimate look at the culinary traditions and classic baked goods – including classic Carnival and Renaissance treats, pastries, pies, biscuits, cakes, breads and, of course, waffles.
Dark Rye and Honey Cake includes a lavish photo gallery of Belgian landmarks and landscapes, historical artifacts, and images of every recipe. Regula’s unique ability to capture the detail and beauty of Belgium in her recipes and photos provides readers with a breathtaking engaging, and personal account of food culture in Belgium.
80+ RECIPES: Discover dozens of Belgian bakes including, pastries, pies, biscuits, cakes, breads and, of course, waffles
BAKE FOR EVERY OCCASION: Create cozy breakfasts, decadent desserts, hearty breads and snacks as well as festive Carnival treats and authentic Renaissance recipes
INSPIRING IMAGES: Beautiful photos of every recipe help ensure success
A VIRTUAL VISIT: With historic facts detailing Belgium’s culinary history, lavish photos of landscapes and landmarks, and a compelling narrative from a native Belgian, Dark Rye and Honey Cake gives readers an inside peek into the country’s culinary history and current scene
EXPERT AUTHOR: Regula Ysewijn is a judge on the Flemish version of The Great British Bake Off and the author of The British Baking Book and has recently published The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook with Weldon Owen.
About the Author: Regula Ysewijn is an internationally acclaimed food writer and author of books about food culture like the history of British puddings and the traditions of Belgian beer cafés. She consults for companies like the National Trust and most recently the TV series Downton Abbey and is also one of the two judges of the Belgian version of The Great British Bake Off in addition to being a judge for The Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards and World Cheese Awards for nearly 10 years. The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook is Regula's seventh book.