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As a misguided freshman prank, my friend Dan and I pasted posters all around our college campus advertising a “Belgian Issues Discussion Group.” We waited in front of the auditorium to see if anyone would show up. Alas, no one did, even though our posters tried to lure passers-by by advertising all-you-can-eat Belgian waffles. Maybe we would have had better luck if we’d hyped some of the grub that will be on display at “A Culinary Travelogue: A Closer Look at the Cuisine and Culture of Flanders, Belgium.” Attendees at the two-day extravaganza can nosh on endive, white asparagus, and leeks, as well as more traditional Flemish staples like beer and cheese. Better yet, visitors can learn how to bring a taste of Flanders into their very own homes by taking seminars with two visiting master chefs. Belgium may be the New Jersey of Europe, but it doesn’t taste like it. From 6-11 p.m. tonight and 7-11 p.m. Friday at the Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. $35-100. (202) 462-6225. (MS)