Rebirth: a food’s tale

Brussels / Belgium /

Once upon a time, the city of Brussels used to be a legendary economic centre with big industry. Our story started in the 19th century when the industry and particularly metallurgy, grew up rapidly with a cheap source of coal from the Meuse valley. As a result, the population of Brussels increased from 210.000 in 1846 to almost one million a century later. The previous agricultural land was eaten by massive urbanization and industrialization. Our story takes place in the area of Anderlecht, which is located in the southwestern part of the city of Brussels.