The national dish of Belgium is mussels with "frites" (French fries). It’s a delicious combination! But the best part is learning how to eat them.
First, delicately remove a single mussel from its shell, leaving the halves of the shell connected at the top. Then use the empty mussel shell as a tool (like pincers) to eat the other mussels, picking them from their shells and finishing up your «mussel pot », throwing the empty shells into a bucket on the table.
Never eat a mussel that has not opened while cooking.