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Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

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The mattentaart is a cheese curd pie that is connected to the town of Geraardsbergen in East Flanders. The town is also famous for its krakelingenfeest.

The meaning of the ‘mat’ in mattentaart is explained in the 14th-century colloquium De Bouc vanden Ambachten, a manuscript written in conversational style in both Middle French and Middle Dutch and thus acting as an exercise book to learn the language. Phrases in the book expl