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Plenty of waffling, Belgian-style, in Southern Door

3:36 PM, Jun. 25, 2013  |  Comments
The breakfast line was a busy place Sunday at the Belgian Heritage Center.
The breakfast line was a busy place Sunday at the Belgian Heritage Center.
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The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation held its third annual all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast last Sunday, June 23, at the Belgian Heritage Center in Namur, three miles south of Brussels.

The breakfast is a fundraiser for the heritage center, which is in the former St. Mary of the Snows church on County DK and works to preserve the Belgian culture, history and architecture of Door County. Along with Belgian waffles, hungry guests had trippe (a Belgian sausage), scrambled eggs and potatoes. They also were invited to bring old photographs related to the Belgian community, which the foundation makes digital copies of for its collection and uses for research and exhibits.

While most of us cover our waffles with syrup, preserves or fruit, the waffles at this breakfast were covered with milk, an old Belgian tradition that was celebrated on New Year's Day with friends and neighbors.

"The waffles were broken into pieces and placed in a large serving bowl," said Lil (Dubois) Zwicky. "After milk was ladled over the waffles, cinnamon and maybe a little sugar was sprinkled over the top. But cream, just whole milk."

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