2nd Event: Sat 21 June: Who was there?

BxlFF 2nd Event

The 2nd event of Brussels Food Friends (#BxlFF) took place at Hotel BLOOM on Saturday 21st June with more than 30 attendees… (you can read more about the event here)

And here they are (in no particular order):

AndreeaAndreea from On (Glorious) Food and Wine has been a Brussels food blogger since 2011. With a passion for food, wine, Belgian beer and travel her blog is a mash-up of social and foodie facts. Her signature dish? Quiches to be enjoyed over long brunches.



MichelleMichelle of Very Hungry Explorer is originally from London. She now splits her time between Brussels and the rest of the Europe.  She started Very Hungry Explorer in 2009 while on a trip to Alaska, so she could stay in touch with her Mum and it all just went from there.  When she isn’t eating, Michelle is studying to TEFL and frequently plays her music above the recommended volume level.(Her other half also joined)


Maxine from Why I am Not Skinny is in her 6th year living in Brussels but still can’t speak French… married to HIM who speaks 5 languages (& thankfully French is one of them!) and truly believes in a well balanced diet (a glass of wine in one hand and a bar of chocolate in the other!) (Her other half also joined)


Alison-wallAlison floves to discover Belgium’s hidden gems (especially if they’re edible!) She shares them on CheeseWeb.eu where she writes about food, travel and all things Belgium. She loves to travel the world with her husband, Andrew, and spend quiet nights reading with her cats and a glass of red wine.


SSandyandy from S Marks the Spots shares the best foodie and fun spots in Brussels, London, Paris and beyond on her blog. Passionate about photography, art lover, globe-trotter and determined to prove that Brussels is anything but a boring EU capital!


Linn from Rausmat (Generous Food) is a Norwegian food blogger, social eater and Eurocrat. Ever since I found out that actually not everyone speaks Norwegian I decided to set up an Instragram account in addition to my food blog to share my passion for food, travel and living the good life in a language all people understand – pictures. From sour dough experiments to culinary adventures – making each calory worthwile! Always on the hunt for the perfect chocolate mousse (and a good bargain).

Eva PEva from Homme Sweeet Homme bakes virtual men, it’s her sweeet and spicy revenge on their bitter behavior…each man will be identified by his initials or by a nickname and, if he reads his story, sure as hell he will recognize himself



Salima from Parts de Plaisir is a food blogger, lover & worshiper, who believes that everything good happens around a good meal!

nolaNOLA Foodie has roots in New Orleans… even to the extent a drink is named after her…. in no less than three restaurants in New Orleans!



Annie from MontgomeryFest considers herself a blogger blogging about blogging things and other jazzy extras.

SylvainSylvain from Un peu Gay Dans les Coings is a french foodie who loves ethnic food (Indian, peruvian, persian, georgian, etc)… as well as anything fermented (from homemade quince wine to fermented red beet syrup & sourdough)


AriannaArianna from Un Altro Colore is a jam maker & a baker of sourdough breads & cakes. She offers a wide range of marmalades, jams, preserves and curds made from bio and seasonal fruits, with a higher percentage of fruits than sugar; and with different and healthier sugars, or no added sugar. Fruits are mixed with spices from all over the world: vanilla Bourbon from Madagascar, cardamome from India, μαστιχα from Greece, peppermint, star anise and Sichouan pepper from China, liquorice from Italy… She also helds workshops to teach the traditions of sourdough.


Apolina from Bombay Bruxelles is an Indian food-obsessed blogger who married a frenchman and lives in Brussels. She has been to Culinary School & provides Indian food workshops.



jordanJordan is a recent transplant to Germany and attends graduate school at the University of Heidelberg. When she’s not traveling around Europe, she’s trying to convince her parents that she actually does attend graduate school! Jordan runs the expat and travel blog Beer time with Wagner


Iris from SWONDERFUL writes about everything that she finds wonderful: a nice hotel, a new restaurant, my favourite salad, a new lipstick I found, shoes that make my heart beat faster… Swonderful is a notebook of favourites to be shared.

Breandan and elisa

Certified beer connoisseur and filmmaker, Breandán Kearney and qualified interpreter, teacher and trainee chocolatier, Elisa Depypere take you on an adventure in taste with their blog, Belgian Smaak. ‘Smaak’ is the flemish word for ‘Taste’ and ‘Smack’ in English means ‘to part lips noisily in eager anticipation of food and drink’. They explore the delicious world of Belgian beer and Belgian chocolate and their mission is to help every person in the world enjoy their own lip-smacking adventure in taste.

FinlaFINLA of My Kitchen Treasures is passionate about Cooking and baking. Love Photography and food styling.


carry it like harryCarry it like Harry offers authentic traditional Asian recipes and gourmet photoshoots by Male Model turned Amateur Chef, Harry.



AliaAlia Papageorgiou is a Journalist/Editor and Social Media Editor who’s Greek/Australian but happy to call herself a Brusselite following her now sixth year in Brussels. She’s usually dabbling in European Affairs or moderating conferences or working on social media related projects. Blogging on Brussels Chronicle.


emmanualleEmmanuelle from Eats To West blog is an interactive diary talking about my cooking adventures, from school events to internship (She started her 3 years evening program to become a chef 2 years ago), and also shares restaurants reviews, recipes and culinary discoveries and experiences.

inaIna was our photographer on the day – A Bulgarian native, who studied and worked in the United States for 11 years before making her way back to Europe, to indulge in all that Belgium has to offer. An ever-curious personality for different cultures, tastes and experiences has developed Ina into an eternal adventure seeker, world traveler, photographer, foodie and wino, an art aficionado, a music lover, runner, a wannabe Buddhist and salsa student.

Discovery PackThe story of two childhood friends Dario and Paul, born in Brussels, who decided to publicize the variety and quality of artisanal Belgian beer through Belgian Beer Discovery.

AnandaAnanda the girl behind A Pinch of Love. A physicist for whom cooking started as a therapy and then gradually brought out the hidden passion. This passion channelised the way for photography, capturing every single moments of my food journey. Twining together was the birth of my culinary journal. Since food is the driving force of my life, I wish to treat it with love, not only does it fulfils heart’s desire or hunger but it reaches the soul..The way I see life.


Others who also attended but continue to remain men & ladies of mystery are:

Valerie of Valerie Photography
Laurent & Lisa-Marie
of 3L Syndrome
of Married with Luggage
Claire of Brunch Travels
Koen of Teveel Kookboeken
Ane of Open Kitchen