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Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival Baking from Belgium, the Heart of the Low Countries 

by Regula Ysewijn  

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

Dark Rye and Honey Cake


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