Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Queso del Chimay

I bought Chimay cheese from a garden variety supermarket tonight. It came in a cheap plastic container. Whatever remained of their trappist mysticism has been purged forever.

Delhaize and Confused

Delhaize is the Food Lion of Leuven. I am not speaking figuratively: Delhaize was founded in Belgium and owns Food Lion in the US, and uses the same logo.

It is also the highest quality supermarket in Leuven. This is not relative; it is actually a high quality store here.

Sorry, North Carolina: that store at which you would never deign to shop is actually the offspring of a fancy European market.

Chew on that.