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Quotes

Paul Florizoone

Paul Florizoone

Greenway

"Dare to experiment with unprecedented fruits and vegetables! You will be amazed what delicious dishes you can make with them."

Thomas Gügler

Thomas Gügler

President Worldchefs International

"Fresh fruits and vegetables are so tasty and yummy and defiantly the main pillar of a healthy and happy future."

Baptiste van Outryve

Baptiste van Outryve

Spokesperson Carrefour

"It's the same with fruit and vegetables as with shopping carts: you can never have too many of them...
As a convinced Belgetarian, I also choose products from here. This way I try to give our local producers a boost and regularly discover new or forgotten vegetables that provide colour and taste. Delicious!"

Eva De Winter

Eva De Winter

Dietary oncology, Foundation Against Cancer

Fruits and vegetables can help protect us against diseases, including cancer. Let them give the best of themselves by opting for maximum (colour) variation. This guarantees maximum variation of health-promoting substances. Difficult? Time consuming? Not at all: follow the seasonal offer, and variation is guaranteed!

Albert Kooy

Albert Kooy

Executive Chef / SVH Master Chef

"In Holland, we have something unique... seasons! The seasonal vegetables determine what we eat. You have to recognise the season by the meal you are served!"

Philippe Bidain

Philippe Bidaine

Journalist

"The secret of true gastronomy lies mainly in the sensible use of vegetables. Vegetables are a source of both pleasure and health and form the basis of a smart diet."

Hilaire Spreuwers

Team Manager National Culinary Team - Flanders Food Faculty

Vegetables are, as it were, in our gastronomic and Burgundian DNA. I can't imagine a plate in Flemish cuisine where vegetables don't play a leading role. Moreover, we also have our own top products in Flanders: chicory, hop shoots,... But the great strength lies in the chef who, with this terroir and the necessary savoir-faire, lifts the product to a higher level.

Johan Ghysels

Johan Ghysels

Publishing house Lannoo

"There are only a few things in the world that are better than a good book: a good piece of fruit, some good fresh vegetables and... the rest I leave to your imagination."

Jonnie Boer

Best 100% Fruit & Vegetable menu Award 2017

"The vegetarian kitchen is one of the most beautiful kitchens there is."

Joëlle Rochette

Joëlle Rochette

Journaliste

Brilliant chefs or cordon bleu chefs, crazy about fruit and vegetables or curious about the thousand and one riches of our dear Mother Nature... may Passion, Empathy, Culture, Humility and the art of "eating well" together be with you and your equals!

Mimi van Meir

Dietician and Health Team Manager at Body2Win

"Ode to the Belgian farmer and horticulturalist who, in all weathers, with care and love for Mother Nature, gives us a variety of colour and health. Ode to the creative cook who prepares this delicacy for us. Be grateful to them and make sure they can continue to do so."

Paul Ivić

Paul Ivić

Küchenchef & Geschäftsführung Tian Restaurants

"Food is much more than just sustenance. Cooking means taking responsibility for and respecting our resources, our regional economies, the diversity of nature and other cultures and all the people who share this vision. Looking at food holistically can change a lot. Our eating habits affect the economy, the environment our social lives and our health. My desire as a chef is not only to delight my guests with my cooking, I also want to connect them with nature."

Aaron Adams

Aaron Adams

Chef and Owner Farm Spirit

As culinary professionals, it is our privilege and duty to calibrate our community to the rhythm of the seasons. The rewards are numerous; health and joyful pleasure among them.

Michele van den Bouwhuijsen

Lover of good food

"Fruits and vegetables, with all colours, smells and flavours, you can make something special with them every day, can't you?"

Hans Decroos

Hans Decroos

Rabbit nv

Fresh cut vegetables should be a priority in fresh meal concepts.

Fred Brouns

Fred Brouns

Health and Food Innovation

Living well is experiencing fruit and vegetables.

Wim De Vilder

Wim De Vilder

News Anchor één

"I easily eat 3 or 4 pieces of fruit a day. And I also enjoy a delicious fruit-based dish. The realisation that with every bite I get a little healthier, motivates me to continue this habit."

Theo van Rensch

Theo van Rensch

Gastronomy Teacher

"Koksgilde started a movement in the Netherlands: Dutch Cuisine where we want to inspire cooks to work more with vegetables and to reduce animal proteins on the plate to enjoy what our world has to offer for our children in the future."

Michel Dijkstra

Michel Dijkstra

Un piment

"Vegetables and fruit were, are and remain a tasty part of my daily diet."

Nathalie de Vos

Nathalie de Vos

Olympic Athlete

"Fruits and vegetables are our daily vitamin bombs for a healthy and active lifestyle."

Bas Van Kranen

Bas Van Kranen

Executive Chef Bord'Eau

"Time creates creativity"
We are creating a new generation of food with surprising vegetables and preparations from all over the world. This evolution started with the fascinating farmers and foragers around us who are sharing knowledge and dare to take lots of risks.

Francis Zonneveld Piek

Francis Zonneveld Piek

rungis.nl

"Create with passion, vary in flavours, colours & preparations to your heart's content and caress your taste buds with the large pallet of fruit & vegetables!

Carl Windels

Organizer LABADOUX

"Biting in fruit and vegetables is like honest biting in music. You can compose tasty symphonies with it and every species is unique."

Philippe Binard

Philippe Binard

Freshfel Europe

"Fruits and vegetables: a world of diversity, texture and pleasure to be discovered by everyone, every day and without moderation!"

Inneke Haisma

Inneke Haisma

Meo Auxilio

Fruits and vegetables are provisions and deliver intelligence to survive!

Robin Blondel

Robin Blondel

Head of Product & Marketing Exki

"The vegetable is the future of Man!"

Jeroen Bakker

Jeroen Bakker

Best Vegetable Restaurant - Benelux 2015

"The versatility of fruits and vegetables is for me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for surprising and special dishes."

Julie Stordiau

Julie Stordiau

Standaard Boekhandel

You are so spicy, so sweet, so fruity, so good. You are so tasty, so round, so juicy, so healthy. You grow on our trees or come from our own soil. The water's already coming in our mouths. You're a rookie and you have to blush sometimes. Yes, that's also why we chose you. Because we want you, washed or peeled. You make us wild!

Martin van Hese

Martin van Hese

Mac Lion

“Fruits and Vegetables, the story never ends. Fruits and Vegetables, not 4 seasons, but 44."

Nils Duerinck

Nils Duerinck

Olympic Athlete

"Vegetables provide the essential foundations of a varied diet. Their specific flavour always determines your meals or surprises you with the combinations that are made in terms of colour, smell and taste."

Daphne Henning

Daphne Henning

KPN

In shape, taste and colour, fruit and vegetables are a colourful collection of delicacies that will make us all mouth water!

Tine Tomme

Tine Tomme

De Avalonhoeve

"For the love of good food."

Bruno Vanspauwen

Bruno Vanspauwen

Culinary reviewer

Where else than in the vegetal world can you find such a wealth of smells, tastes, shapes and colours? Compared to that, the world of meat is boring and limited.

Pascale Naessens

Pascale Naessens

Presenter & Television Chef

"Vegetables are incredibly tasty, beautiful, very easy to prepare and they are by far the best choice to keep your body healthy. Vegetables make the difference! They add flavour and colour to your meals. That's why they play the leading role in my recipes."

Bart Leemans

Bart Leemans

Koppert Cress

"Good nutrition is the basis of a healthy life."

Catherine Ongenae

Catherine Ongenae

Journalist, anthropologist, author

Picking apples in the fall. Pumpkin grilling in winter. Looking forward to the first home-grown asparagus. Getting strawberries from the farmer. Eating fruit and vegetables for me means enjoying the seasons and the cycle of life.

Bernard Lahousse

Bernard Lahousse

Foodpairing

"The old way of making recipes was to start with a piece of meat or fish to which vegetables and carbohydrates were added. That's outdated. Chefs and consumers who are in step with their time, start with a vegetable or a piece of fruit and add some meat or fish if necessary."

Damien Bouchéry

Restaurant Bouchéry - Best Vegetable Restaurant Belgium 2017

The world is out of whack, but everyone can protect their world.

Philippe Fauchet - Restaurateur

Philippe Fauchet

Best Vegetable Restaurant - Belgium 2012

"No life without roots. Vive la vie! "

Peter Somers

Peter Somers

Founder Sprintpack

"Attention for more fruit and vegetables is gradually becoming 'daily fare' and that can only be applauded. The emerging trend of healthy meal boxes and other home delivery solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables bought online will make it even easier for everyone to eat healthily."

Masterchef Smaakvrienden

Angelique Schmeinck

Masterchef Smaakvrienden

Cook genius, follow your heart. With the taste richness of seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can taste the way Mother Nature intended.

Lieven Lootens

Lieven Lootens

Best Vegetable Restaurant - Belgium 2011

Eat more fruit and vegetables! A feast of flavours, shapes, smells and colours. Pure health from the womb of Mother Nature.

François Pasteau

François Pasteau

Chairman 'Bon pour le Climat' France

"Gastronomy is at the crossroads of many issues. It has its source in the land, in the daily link with farmers and market gardeners that I deeply respect and who must be able to live with dignity from their work. Long live the kitchen pleasure and eco-responsible cooking!"

Virginie Saverys

Virginie Saverys

Avignonesi

"If you want to feel good, put a garden in your stomach.”

Marleen Finoulst

Marleen Finoulst

Magazine Bodytalk

"I always have them. I can't miss them. They make me shine and I love them. Fruits and vegetables!"

Jeroen Meus

Jeroen Meus

Dagelijkse kost

"A kitchen without vegetables is like an orchestra without a conductor."

Paul van Damme

Paul van Damme

Gastronomic School 'Ter Groene Poorte'

"Eve seduced Adam with an apple. She knew damn well what she was doing. She may seduce me every day. As long as it's with a piece of fruit. I'm not going for less.”

Jan Klerken

Jan Klerken

Ambassador Scelta Mushrooms BV

"Fruits and vegetables are like the engine and the brake! Oxidation and antioxidation. Aging anti-aging. Spoiling and cleaning. Vitalising and revitalising. Growing and slimming. Toxing and detoxing. And then mushrooms aren't even a vegetable... but a lot more!"

Xavier Pellicer

Xavier Pellicer

Winner Best Vegetable Restaurant 2018

"Being able to work with organic and biodynamic vegetables and fruits, allows me to make a more conscious cooking together with a knowledge of Ayurvedic nutrition. Life on green food."

Filip Fontaine

Filip Fontaine

CEO BelOrta

Our growers continue to vary and surprise with fruit and vegetables. Something new in every season, constantly tasty and healthy. Fruits and vegetables, amazingly enjoyable!

Jan Klercq

Jan Klercq

Best Vegetable Restaurant - The Netherlands 2014

"Harvested in the morning, eaten in the evening. And when those vegetables come from your own organic garden, you can taste the difference."

Martin Egging

World Food Center

"We're going for Pure! You too?"

Ward Verberck

Ward Verberck

Ultra Fresh Metro

"Fruits and Vegetables are the tastiest way to a healthy life. Due to the wide variety of colours, flavours and shapes, they never get bored. So feel good, at least 5 times a day!"

Bertrand Flamang

Bertrand Flamang

Gent Jazz Festival & Jazz Middelheim

In Ghent, someone who loses gets 'on his tomato'. Giving a blow we call 'a pear fight'. A lot of fruit and vegetables in our lives. And a rotting apple... that's a rotten apple in Ghent too, of course. And Gentenaars like to have their fruit and vegetables fresh every day. Healthy and tasty!

Onno Kokmeijer

Onno Kokmeijer

Ciel Blue

"Rich and pure flavours, striking colour patterns; the possibilities with vegetables are almost endless. Especially for international guests, home-grown vegetables are a special introduction to Dutch gastronomy."

Tom Vandeweghe

Tom Vandeweghe

VRT Journalist

"Whether in China, in Belgium or in the United States... every day begins for me with a delicious fruit salad full of colour and taste. So I always start with a holiday feeling. And thanks to salads with home-grown vegetables, I literally stay with both feet on the ground."

Patrick Stulens

Patrick Stulens

Category Manager Fruit & Vegetable Carrefour

"Fourth range with fresh pre-washed and pre-cut vegetables. Each bag is an easy and healthy adventure for your palette of tastes!"

Dirkjan Decock

Dirkjan Decock

Taste and colours - Best vegetable and fruit communication award 2010

"Flexitarian" is what I love most as a chef. Especially the flexitarians who give vegetables a leading role, but who also appreciate the occasional piece of fish or meat from sustainable catch and farming.

Patrick Mullie

Patrick Mullie

Nutrition Specialist

"Do something for yourself, do something for the planet: eat daily fruits and vegetables!"

Dr. Philip Maes

Dr. Philip Maes

Paediatric Hemato-Oncologist UZA

"In connection with cancer prevention, it is well known that the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables in particular should be promoted. If the average daily consumption of fruit and vegetables were to increase by 120 g, the number of new cancer cases could be reduced by 7 to 21% annually (and even 50% for some tumours). Good habits are best learned as early as childhood."

Maurice Wubben

Maurice Wubben

"With more vegetables and more fruit on the plate and in the stomach, the world looks a lot better! Seen with more colour than any other food and perhaps very unsuspecting because of what is not in it, a nice portion of vegetables and nice pieces of fruit are my best friends!"

Dominique Monami

Dominique Monami

Coach Belgium Fed Cup team

 

"Fruits and vegetables give me a BOOST of ENERGY"

Tine Bral

Tine Bral

Journalist

"Vegetables are much more than decorations to decorate a plate. They are just as important and essential as the piece of meat on fish that often plays the leading role. Vegetables contain a wide range of nutrients that we can't live without. Healthy eating is therefore synonymous with eating many, many and varied vegetables."

Ad Berends

Adviseur Imagro

"More fresh food, more health, fewer pills, less costs. Farmers and horticulturists are the green pharmacists of the future." "Fruits and vegetables are the basis of healthy food. Trust me, it's much tastier than a Mars, Nuts or Twix!”

Nicolas Decloedt

Nicolas Decloedt

Hummus x Hortense

"Because we love vegetables."

Romain Cools

Romain Cools

General Secretary Vegebe, the Belgian Vegetable Processing

"Fruits and vegetables are full of energy and surprisingly tasty! Fresh, frozen or canned... always available in the right portion. Vitamins guaranteed and so easy!"

Jan Buytaert

Jan Buytaert

Master Chef & Njam

"The Nouvelle Cuisine indeed loved short cuissons and small portions. What is forgotten is that this kitchen trend was the first in Europe to put vegetables on the throne: fresh, fresh, healthy, seasonal and prepared à la minute! The new generation of chefs has remembered this very well."

Guy Claessens

Guy Claessens

Wholesale Claessens

Fruits and vegetables are a basic part of our existence and our diet, it has always been there, it is the basis in all cultures, all over the world and will never disappear. It is one of the few indispensable border and culture-crossing world economies that exist. So very fascinating!

Marc Declercq

Marc Declercq

Food Writer

"From the way a chef processes vegetables, I deduce his craftsmanship."

Rob Baan

Rob Baan

Koppert Cress

"The human body is a miracle, it can make its own medicine with the help of real food. That's what we call resistance. All it really needs is real food, in the form of fresh fruit and vegetables."

Sanne van Rooij

Sanne van Rooij

Vegan Chef & Author 'Easy Vegan' - Living the Green Life

"Vegetables are the basis of my vegan cuisine. We show through easy recipes that cooking with vegetables is tasty, fun and incredibly effortless."

Jean-Luc Fessard

Jean-Luc Fessard

Initiator 'Bon pour le Climat'

"Fruits and vegetables have nourished mankind since the dawn of time and this unconscious, based on pesticides and genetic manipulation, is determined to mortgage its source of life in its illusory claim to dominate nature."

Femke Vandevelde

Femke Vandevelde

Storyteller & Culinary Journalist

Plates of green, wild herbs, flowers and seeds that are not hidden under sauces, butter or added fats make me happy. Our Belgian soil is full of quality products such as ground chicory, hop shoots, asparagus, and I would like to be able to taste them in all their purity. 

Sylvester Schatteman

Sylvester Schatteman

Hofke van Bazel - Best Vegetable Restaurant 2017

 

Picking up vegetables and herbs picked up in our kitchen garden in the morning before dawn gives me such a special feeling! A boost passion that motivates me to create fresh, distinctive dishes. Let's not forget that the real gastronomy germinates on the field!

Eric Meursing

Eric Meursing

De Culinaire Werkplaats - Best Vegetable restaurant 2011

Our motto is 'less is more', but when it comes to vegetables, it is 'the more, the better' !

Martin Berkelmans

Martin Berkelmans

Best Vegetable Restaurant the Netherlands 2017

"Vegetables are a great source of inspiration for me to keep making new dishes and to surprise and delight our guests with them."

Gunther Neefs

Gunther Neefs

Singer

"Greet the fruit and vegetables. This is the healthiest thing the earth can offer us!"

Steve Stevaert

Steve Stevaert

Minister of State - Governor in Memoriam

"Very tasty food without meat exists. Very tasty food without fruit and vegetables will never exist."

Eddy De Smedt

Eddy De Smedt

Delegation leader BOIC

"Meat and pasta are no longer the only energy sources for top athletes. Fruits and vegetables are becoming more and more important. I myself have been starting my day with an extensive fruit breakfast for more than twenty years. Sport them!"

Marc Clement

Marc Clement

Chef The Bistronomy - Living Tomorrow Vilvoorde

Nature gives us seasons that we must respect. So you can enjoy the flavours that the combination of sun and rain give to fruit and vegetables. I am then the instrument to bring them to the table in their purity.

Gertrude Snoei

Gertrude Snoei

Editor Baknieuws

"Fruits and vegetables are a gift to my skin!"

Olivier Langlet

Olivier Langlet

CIPAPI-EXKI

"The pleasure of discovering or rediscovering seasonal vegetables with a large number of new recipes and to sublimate their flavours."

Bart Bruyninckx

Bart Bruyninckx

Chiconettes

“To taste IS to discover!”

Katrien Giebens

Katrien Giebens

Chez la tourte

The pleasure of choosing them, the adventure of trying new recipes, the relaxing feeling of slicing them and then the enjoyment of the many flavours. 'Lettuce be grateful every day for fruit and vegetables'.

Helmut Lotti

Helmut Lotti

Singer

"Inviting, that healthy blush of apple cheeks to bite into. Cherries, peaches, plums and grapes virtually burst open in my mouth. Under spring scent and sun, each man is reduced to carrot, cucumber or zucchini. Because berries squeak perky. As Hugo Claus said: "Asparagus me!"

Ilse De Vis

Ilse De Vis

Presenter & TV character

Belgians eat an average of 138 grams of vegetables and 0.8 pieces of fruit a day. That means less than 1 piece!  And that is really too little. Vegetables seduce us with their beautiful colours and scents and give us all the energy we need. Let your plate and your body shine with more colour! 

Niven Kunz

Niven Kunz

Best Vegetable Restaurant - The Netherlands 2013

"Cooking with vegetables gives me even more inspiration and satisfaction than cooking a nice piece of meat or fish."

Nicolas Steisel

Nicolas Steisel

CEO Exki Restaurants

"I love carrots!"

Jan Prinsen

Jan Prinsen

Belgian Fresh Food Institute

Fruits and vegetables: this is equal to beautiful, tasty and healthy food! I want to share my knowledge in order to stimulate the consumption of it together with Frank Fol.

Robert J.K. Kranenborg

Robert J.K. Kranenborg

A Restaurant Business Consultancy

"Vegetables: a piece of nature, a medical precaution."

Koen Snauwaert

Koen Snauwaert

Cera

"A variety of food with respect for the regional products that are at their best at the given time. So long live the Fish Calendar, Fruit Calendar and Vegetable Calendar!"

Rene Mathieu

Rene Mathieu

Château de Bourglinster - Mastercooks of Belgium - Best Vegetable restaurant 2013

"Eating fruit and eating vegetables is above all respecting Mother Nature to appreciate them at their true value. We must live in harmony with the weather, the rain, the wind, the sun, and the passing of time, the cycle of the seasons."

Catherine Vandoorne

Catherine Vandoorne

De Madammen Radio 2

With fruit and vegetables you can vary infinitely. Every season offers variety, a healthy, light energy boost and above all: lots of taste on your plate! But that's what we Burgundians do it for, isn't it?

Kurt Dekoninck

Kurt Dekoninck

Champion du monde de BBQ

"In the BBQ scene, people often go back to the 'classic' tomato, carrot salad bars,... Don't forget that we can make tasty Q salads from all kinds of fruit and vegetables, even "forgotten" ones, that make our out-door cooking party a colourful and vitamin rich culinary experience."

Luc Kusters

Luc Kusters

Best Vegetable Restaurant - The Netherlands 2015

"Knowledge is knowing that vegetables are healthy. Wisdom is eating vegetables!"

Jean-Paul Perez

Jean-Paul Perez

90 plusrestaurants

"Valorise the uniqueness of fruit and vegetables and you forget the rest."

Ilse Ceulemans

Ilse Ceulemans

Lava

Seasonal tasting is done with vegetables; with so much colour, texture and taste you become creative by yourself!

Jacques Collen

Jacques Collen

Academy of Regional Gastronomy

Since the Romans, still lifes with fruit and vegetables were a symbol of wealth and opulence, but also of fertility and the impetus for a healthy life!

Theor Verplancke

Theor Verplancke

UMAMI

GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK

Annick Ruyts

Annick Ruyts

Editor-in-chief ‘Alleen Elvis blijft bestaan’

"Eating a lot of vegetables isn't just good for your waist line. I'm bursting with energy and imagination. It makes me come up with the most delicious recipes. A circle that spins very well! "

Benoit en Bernard Dewitte

Benoit en Bernard Dewitte

Growing and harvesting our own organic fruit and vegetables has given us and our team so much satisfaction and inspiration. Every season we look forward to the arrival of the first pods, leeks, zucchini and young lettuce varieties as well as our flowers and herbs oyster leaves, liquorice plant, pimpernel and many others! Something for you too?

Liesbeth Hobert

Liesbeth Hobert

Journalist and Food Writer

Summer happy moments in your own garden:
Snacking on the first raspberries.
Discovering yet another zucchini flower.
The amazement of so many beans on one plant.
Sniffing the intoxicating scent of freshly picked basil.
Fruit, vegetables and herbs... a feast for all my senses!

Giovanni Oosters

Giovanni Oosters

Restaurant Vous lé Vous - Highest % Fruit & Vegetable Award 2015

Fruits and vegetables play a leading role in my life, not only in my kitchen but also in my private life. My children eat the vegetables first and then their piece of meat or fish. That says enough...

Hans Steenbergen

Hans Steenbergen

Shoot my Food - Food Inspiration

Fruit and vegetables are the most beautiful brands of Mother Earth.

Gene Bervoets

Gene Bervoets

Actor & Gastronome

"With so many different flavours, succulent juices and enchanting fragrances, they are a blessing for mind and body. Delicious fruits and vegetables, Mother Earth's finest gift. That's all there is to it."

Henri Wijnants

Henri Wijnants

Journalist

Joy. That's on a very early summer morning, when everything is still dead quiet except the singing of the birds, harvesting fresh fruit and vegetables in the garden for the day to come.

Agnes Goyvaerts

Agnes Goyvaerts

Journalist "De Morgen"

"Even as a kid, I'd rather give my pocket money to half a pound of cherries than candy. Today, the sight of a full fruit bowl still makes me happy."

Bruno Rouffaer

Bruno Rouffaer

Author Noway

"It doesn't matter what type of fruit or vegetable you eat, as long as you eat it!"

Maggie De Block

Maggie De Block

Minister for Social Affairs and Health

"Fruits and vegetables are king at home as well as in the office. Enjoying a piece of fruit is for me a very welcome mini-break and a boost in the middle of the hectic agenda."

Henk Ferdinandus

Henk Ferdinandus

Grensparade

"Dare to dream, let's inspire each other to work together to make healthy food with fruit and vegetables accessible to everyone."

Yvan Janssens

Yvan Janssens

Condacum - Highest % Think Vegetable! Think Fruit!® Award - Benelux 2017

"Fruits and vegetables are our nature!"

Katia Defaillie

Katia Defaillie

B&B Park7

"Fruit + Vegetables = 3/4 of my plate. Beautiful skin and fresh mind guaranteed. My passion is to carry this philosophy of life in my political career as well as in my B&B Park7 . And thus to combat the affluence diseases with lots of energy, zest for life, fresh colours and vitamins."

Paul Ambach

Paul Ambach

Singer-Songwriter

"Eat more fruits and vegetables such as: asparagus, beans, chicory, mandarin, grapefruit and grapes. That will definitely make you better! Say I told you! Yeah Yeah, den Boogie! "

Yves van Craenenbroeck

Yves van Craenenbroeck

FitClass Benelux

"Every day a piece of fruit, plenty of vegetables and regular, correctly dosed exercise is the basis of a healthy and active life. Enjoy every day."

Marc Sluzny

Aventurier de l’extrême

"With courage, character and vegetables, all dreams can come true!"

Philippe Limbourg

Philippe Limbourg

Gourmand

"To be able to do the 3,000 restaurants I visited in 10 years, I had two solutions: to stuff myself with drugs or to opt for mostly healthy and balanced dishes. I opted for the second option. This allowed me to (re)discover countless vegetables and fruits and the techniques to prepare them. And today, my whole family benefits from it."

Isabelle Maselis

Isabelle Maselis

Fruit, deliciously fresh, mischievous vegetables on the disc, blissfully sweet, witty spiced for body and mind a fantastic party!

Wim Ballieu

Wim Ballieu

Balls & Glory

"Vegetables occupy a powerful &andprominent place in our kitchen. Powerful food, powerful flavour bombs and a powerful palette of colours. Vegetables with balls, literally and figuratively, heaven."

Hans De Meyer

Hans De Meyer

Purchase at Greenyard

"The dedication of our farmers and the care for their crops is boundless. That's why our Flandria fruit and vegetables are so sought after by young and old, large and small, at home and abroad."

Kanji Kobayashi

Kanji Kobayashi

Chef Vila Aida

"I grow vegetables and herbs by myself in my own fields around my restaurant. I can get many variety of them throughout the year. Seasonal vegetables are so delicious and have a lot of power. For me, harvesting is an inspiration of new dishes."

Christoph Pauwels

Christoph Pauwels

Fresh & Saucy Foods

"Why use excessive vegetable oils when vegetables can also form the basis for your sauces? Pure, tasty and healthy."

Pamela Peeters

Pamela Peeters

Author "Eco Hero"

"I start the day with a glass of water and half an hour later it's time for a beautiful plate of fruit. That is invariably a range of colours consisting of at least five different varieties. This ritual caresses my eyes again and again and makes me feel good. My tip: make a nice 'stir-fry' or vegetable wok where you mix lentils or wild rice through a selection of seasonal vegetables. A happy spirit in a happy body, that's how I feel thanks to my 'Smart and Sustainable way of life'."

Svetlana Bolshakova

Svetlana Bolshakova

Olympic Athlete

"Fruits and vegetables give us the power of Mother Nature! They make us healthier and improve the quality of our lives. Start your healthy adventure now!"

Rene Bink

Rene Bink

streekselecties.nl

"Fruits and Vegetables. To know more about it, is to eat more about it. Knowledge of fruits and vegetables, and the season, that's what it's really about!"

Daan Faber

Daan Faber

Mister Kitchen

I am so fascinated by rhubarb -sweet, sour and bitter in one- that with our Rabarcello I have paid homage to the red-green stem!

Inge Vervotte

Inge Vervotte

EMMAUS

"Fruits and vegetables literally and figuratively bring colour to your life. A gift from nature for a nice and healthy life."

Willem Asaert

Willem Asaert

Culinary Journalist & Author

"A day without fruit or vegetables is a lost day." 

Margot Vanderstraeten

Margot Vanderstraeten

Author with culinary passion

"Fruits and vegetables: the only food with spirit."

Ben Weyts

Ben Weyts

Flemish Minister for Mobility and Tourism

 

"Culinary craftsmanship, that's certainly in the preparation of vegetables."

Peter Klosse

dr. P.R. Klosse

Lectoraat Gastronomy in Foodservice - Hotelschool Maastricht

"Fruit and vegetables should be as affordable, easy and tasty as the processed foods that are bad for your health. Governments, scientists and chefs must work together to help consumers make healthy food choices."

Sandra Bekkari

Sandra Bekkari

Nutritionist - TV cook

"5 colors of fruit and vegetables a day, ensure a radiant smile every day!"

Eddie Van Maele

Eddie Van Maele

Mastercook of Belgium

Vegetables have been the basic elements of our cuisine over the centuries, the large selection full of taste, colour and smell! Certainly not forgetting the pleasure of working with them! So there is no kitchen without vegetables! Period!

Claude Pohlig

Claude Pohlig

Kitchen garden

The nature having worked all summer long, we were able to harvest this autumn. So many and varied forgotten vegetables, that all this winter of a thousand colours they have filled us with happiness. Of light by their taste and smell.

Jac Nijskens

Jac Nijskens

De Historische Groentehof

We at the Historische Groentehof say: "Eat more forgotten vegetables!"

Enrico Crippa

Enrico Crippa

Piazza Duomo Alba

I consider Italy the country of vegetables, which are fundamentals in my kitchen and in the kitchen in general nowadays. At the beginning of my carreer when I thought about the creation of a new dish, first I thought about the proteic element and after the pairing with vegetable. Now it's the opposite, I first think about vegetable and then I pair the vegetable with the proteic element. Thanks to this, my menus are more harmonious. W kitchen, W vegetables! 

Jack Stroeken

Jack Stroeken

ekomenu.nl

Turn your guests, especially the younger ones, into world eaters; let them eat the world's fruit and vegetables. The only product for which applies: Eat More - Eat 2x2

Dixie Dansercoer

Polar Circles

"In my monochrome existence on North and South Pole ice, I like to dream of the irresistible color palette of fruits and vegetables... which are surprisingly released by smell and taste from the frozen expedition rations!"

Alain Indria

Alain Indria

Bio Food Wizard

My mom taught me how to LOVE fruit and vegetables, 2 main ingredients in SUSTAINABILITY. We urgently need to find the right balance between enjoyment, healthy food, a healthy planet and a REAL future for our children. We have been celebrating this sustainable vision with Lombardia since 1972. For a better world and PEACE & LOVE.

Norbert Koreman

Norbert Koreman

Culibooks Inc.

"For me as an EU citizen, the truffle's at the top."

Jo Sleutelings

Jo Steutelings

Yo! Media services

"Eat it and you know it!"

Tobias Leenaert

Tobias Leenaert

Author 'How to Create a Vegan World'

"Fruits and vegetables aren't just great in the pot or on your plate. They are also necessary ingredients to change the world. They are healthier, have a lower environmental impact than animal products and, of course, are much more animal-friendly. With fruit and vegetables you make and taste the difference!"

Geert Vanvaerenbergh

Geert Vanvaerenbergh

Amista

"As an entrepreneur and busy bee in the bobsleigh and media world, I need a very good night's sleep. That's why, during busy periods, 300 days a year, I invariably choose light meals in the evening based on Frank Fol's vegetable recipes."

Evi Van Acker

Evi Van Acker

Olympic Athlete

Fruits and vegetables form the basis of a balanced diet.

Seppe Nobels

Seppe Nobels

Graanmarkt 13 | Antwerp - Best Vegetable Restaurant 2015

"Eat fruit and vegetables in the right season. Let's listen to nature together and nature doesn't listen to us. For me, vegetables are the glue of colour, taste and creativity!"

Patrick De Gendt

Patrick De Gendt

Mastercook of Belgium

"Fruits and vegetables are the pearls of the plate."

Sarah Ferri

Sarah Ferri

Ambassador 'The Week of Fruit and Vegetables 2013'

"Sugar-sweet strawberries, velvety raspberries, gnaw watermelon until the juice drips off the chin. Fruit is feast. Luscious fresh salads, zucchini on the grill, the sun on my plate."

Peter Goossens

Peter Goossens

Hof van Cleve - Mastercook of Belgium

 

Vegetables are the basis of our Belgian cuisine. Belgians are vegetable eaters, just look at all the small private vegetable gardens! Vegetables are for us, chefs, a source of inspiration for creative and seasonal cooking. They are also super antioxidants.

Marijke Van Ranst

Marijke Van Ranst

BioForum

"The essence of organic farming lies in healthy soil life. And that soil guarantees vegetables with a full flavour, for enjoying quality."

Luc van Lierde

Luc van Lierde

ironman

"I advise people to eat less bread and pasta and rather get the necessary sugars from fruit and vegetables. This way far fewer people will suffer from too high a cholesterol level. I'm trying to be a good example."

Michaël Vrijmoed

Michaël Vrijmoed

Best Veggie Restaurant 2017

"Vegetables, pure nature! Pure taste!”

Sebbe Godefroid

Sebbe Godefroid

Olympic Athlete

"Being a vegetable should be a compliment!"

Elisabeth Meuleman

Elisabeth Meuleman

Flemish MP

Children who eat tasty and healthy, it is the wish of every parent. Learned young is done old, that certainly applies to healthy food. Give parents and children the guarantee that all food and drink offered at school is not only tasty, but also really healthy. The school is the ideal place to learn that fruit and vegetables can also be tasty and fun. Time for a canteen revolution!

Christophe Pauly

Christophe Pauly

Le Coque au Champs - Best Vegetable Restaurant 2015

"Being a cook is to give the same passion, the same attention, and the same care to all nature, be it vegetable or animal. It is also to respect the craftsman who works in the shadows, to put his product or his production forward." For me, the luxury is not to work a ton of caviar a year, but to harvest a vegetable in my garden at 10:00 am and serve it and my customers at noon..."

Alexia Leysen

Days Without Meat

"Meat production is one of the biggest factors of global warming. With 'Days Without Meat' I hope that as many people as possible eat less meat and are more conscious. And that they discover how tasty it can be to cook with more fruit and vegetables".

Christine Tobback

Christine Tobback

Nutritionist

When I think of fruits and vegetables, I think of fibers, vitamins, antioxydants and more... the best recommendation for a carbohydrate-friendly diet for people with diabetes and those who want to eat healthily.

Patrick Aertsen

Patrick Aertsen

Living Tomorrow

"It is fantastic to see how innovation is increasingly making its way into the fruit and vegetable cultivation sector. It's the hard work that ensures that we can face and seek the future healthily, with lots of flavour and full of energy. Respect!"

Vincent Colomb

Vincent Colomb

ADEME

"Eating well is also about learning from others and looking at the world. At ADEME, we want to link the intellectual tools that should guide us to reduce the environmental impact of our food and pleasure so that a meal is always a special moment."

Pieter Tratsaert

Pieter Tratsaert

Directeur Horeca Vorming

What's more fun than composing its menu based on tasty seasonal vegetables? You choose vegetables first and then only the ingredients that will enhance them. It can be meat, poultry, fish or other vegetables.

Felix Alen

Felix Alen

Hof te Rhode - Mastercook of Belgium

Eating fruit and vegetables from your own cultivation and according to the game of the seasons is really doing something to reduce that ecological footprint!

Britt van Os

Britt van Os

Editor Entree Magazine

More and more chefs are experimenting with the versatility of local vegetables. This also became clear in the vegetable special of Entree Magazine. Take guests out of their comfort zone and surprise them.

Frank Fol

Frank Fol

The Vegetable Chef®

Fruits and vegetables are still the green thread through my life after more than 25 years! They fill my day and my stomach. Centrally on a plate and with taste, that's all it has to be. Life can be simple...

Marcel Thiele

Marcel Thiele

High End Gastronomy Expert Koppert Cress B.V. Europe & The SPICEHUNTER®

"Curious questions leads us to a very different side of life. It creates knowledge certainly a science, but also the answer: the future is green! Do not wait for the change. Be the change yourself."

Pietro Leemann

Pietro Leemann

Chef Founder of The Vegetarian Restaurant 'Joia' in Milan, Michelin Star since 1996

"Carefully grown fruits and vegetables are an inexhaustible source of emotions and pleasure. The protagonists of the dishes enrich them with colors, flavors and fragrances, making them vital and rich in the best energy."

Olly Ceulenaere

Olly Ceulenaere

Best Vegetable Restaurant - Belgium 2015

"Conscious living, conscious choosing, conscious eating, conscious vegetables!"

Hein Deprez

Hein Deprez

Greenyard foods

"Fruits and vegetables are a blessing for your body, but also the best solution to feed the world in the most sustainable way."

Marina Stoop

Marina Stoop

Foodprint

"Where do you get that from, a feast without fruit and vegetables? A chef with class and taste uses fruit and vegetables in his restaurant!"

Daniëlle Houbrechts

Daniëlle Houbrechts

Herboriste

Old vegetables make me feel good. They connect me with our ancestors, they are real and keep me healthy. I surprise my pieces of organic vegetables with a good herbal and wild berry tea that is left over from breakfast and stew them al dente. That's a nice surprise!

Pierre Wijnants

Pierre Wijnants

Star of the Belgian Cuisine

 

Unique, Belgian and a top product: those are the hop shoots! Every year I look forward to cooking with it. Hopefully we can do that for years.

Matthieu Beudaert

Matthieu Beudaert

Best Vegetable Restaurant - Belgium 2014

"A plate without vegetables is a plate without culture. In our regions, vegetables are the basis of many classics: chicory in ham, asparagus on its Flemish side, hutsepot,... It is our responsibility, chefs, to translate these traditions into tomorrow, and to underline their importance. What's more, you can be particularly inventive with vegetables. Enjoy!"

Dirk Peeters

Dirk Peeters

Didess

"Fruits and vegetables... the green thread through my life."

Kris Wijnen

Kris Wijnen

Chateau de Mairy

"Let fruits and vegetables be your medicine... and your medicine fruit and vegetables."

Linh To

Linh To

Project and Event Coordinator - Worldchefs

"Switching to a more plant-based diet, meaning more fruits and vegetables, helps refresh my body and mind. After all, it is not only healthier for me but also for the planet."

Elodie Ouedraogo

Elodie Ouedraogo

Olympic Athlete

"Sufficient fruit and vegetables every day is an investment in life!"