Another Antwerp tradition : next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, when the 40 days of Lent start. Now it is in Antwerp a tradition, that on this day, they eat Plum pie.
I tried to find the reason for that tradition, but unfortunately couldn't find it anywhere.
Is it because on that day, in the Catholic church you get a small black ash cross on your forehead, and the black plum puree reminds of that ?? Or maybe because the plum puree caused "purification" ? I've got no idea, all I know is, that it's another yummy tradition, which I love to follow !
I didn't even find a picture of a real small Antwerp plum pie, so I had to make do with a big Limburg pie.