Piet Huysentruyt

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Piet Huysentruyt at the Antwerp Book Fair, 2008

Piet Huysentruyt (born 7 December 1962) is a Belgian TV chef and the author of five bestselling cooking books.


Piet Huytsentruyt, born in 1962, studied at the cooking school Ter Duinen in Koksijde before working in a number of restaurants in Belgium and abroad. He opened his own restaurant in Wortegem-Petegem, and got his first Michelin Guide star a few years later.[1]


He starred in a few TV shows, the most famous being SOS Piet, which spawned two books.


By December 2008, he has sold 250,000 copies of his books SOS Piet and SOS Piet 2,[2] and his books top the bestseller list in Flanders in December 2008. In December 2009, he appeared in the new film about Kabouter Plop, Plop en de Kabouterbaby.[3]


  1. ^ "Piet Huysentruyt" (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  2. ^ "250.000 keer SOS voor Piet Huysentruyt" (in Dutch). De Standaard. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Ron Brandsteder in 'Kabouter Plop'" (in Dutch). De Morgen. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.

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