The very pleasant city of Ghent, at the confluence of the Schedlt and Lys rivers, is the historic capital of Flanders in northern Belgium. It is also the home of the most famous of Flemish stews, Gentse waterzooi or waterzooi gantois among the Francophones, a rich chicken stew made with vegetables and eggs and cooked in beer or a rich chicken stock. Waterzooi can be made with chicken, rabbit, or fish. The parsley root is an important part of waterzooi, so do make an effort to get it. Waterzooi is very nice served with boiled potatoes or toasted French bread with some butter.