@Karen..."My husband refers to them as "filthy little cabbages". Maybe he is just being amorous. "Mon petit chou" (my little cabbage) is a term of great endearment in French..... Now this also implies that you are dirty....I'd best not go there.... but maybe it just lost something in translation :-)
I love Brussels sprouts, but I never saw them in Brussels. You see a lot of French Fries there, because they're really Belgian Fries. They serve them with mayonaise and, if you insist and can ask in a good American accent, they will give you catsup. You can't buy them with American credit cards because they aren't secure enough to purchase vegetable products in Belgium.
Max, I miss your wit and wisdom and will need to check back more often.
Yup. Here's a free tip to all EET bloggers: throw in a mention of some food item, no matter how tenuous the connection to the original topic. Inclusion of a recipe is even better. That will GUARANTEE the ascent of your blog to the "Top Ten Most Commented" list!