nov 14 – 20, 2011: puur restaurant week

from november 14-20, 2011 it’s the puur restaurant week (previous known as the fair trade restaurant week). you can enjoy an honest and delicious diner at hundreds of restaurants throughout the netherlands. at the participating restaurants you can order a ‘pure menu’, which focusses on organic, fairtrade ingredients and sustainable fish.

de culinaire werkplaats is again one of the participants, where you can enjoy a delicious and honest eatexperience. especially for this occasion we have created the eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty, a story about honesty in 5 dishes. meer…


7 nov 2011: eet meer groenten perslunch

since 2009 the vegetable chef frank fol and  gault millau organize the yearly election the best benelux vegetable restaurant.

on november 7, 2011, the new winners of the award 2012 will be announced during the presslunch at ‘t aards paradijs, nevele-merendree.

last year this award is received by both  ‘t aards paradijs and de culinaire werkplaats. to our regret we are not allowed to defend the title. but lieve lootens (‘t aardse paradijs) and eric meursing (de culinaire werkplaats) will together with frank fol and  wim ballieu (alfin) taking care of the press luncheon.

more information over this year’s contest, de nominated restaurants, etc.  click at the following link (in dutch only): informatie perslunch benelux groenterestaurant 2012 in pdf-format.


31 okt – 4 nov 2011: fairtrade@work

for the 2nd time  de culinaire werkplaats is one of the participants of  fairtrade@work week (oct 31- nov 4, 2011) . we will organize a special activity to promote the use of fairtrade products at work (company restaurants/canteens). meer…


1 nov 2011: stay hungry, stay foolish

at the end of october 2011 Second Sight Magazine #27 will be launched. central focus:  ‘New Power’. it’s about changing power relations, but also showcases New Energy.

marjolein contributed to this issue and is very pleased to receive the  2nd sight members only and the contributors of New Power at de culinaire werkplaats for some networking, noshes, nibbles and drinks. chief editor andrea wiegman will present the new issue and tick off the most inspiring articles.

where: de culinaire werkplaats, fannius scholtenstraat 10 hs (Amsterdam-West)

when: november 1, 2011,  17.00-19.00 hrs

who: members of second sight and people who contributes to the issue.


not yet a Second Sight Member, but you would like to come? register as a member (you will receive the Second Sight Magazine and will be invited to Second Sight Events). If you are not able to attend, but you like to have a copy of New Power? order is  (a € 25,-)  via


oktober 22, 2011: hannoversche allgemeine zeitung

this report by bert endruszeit, journalist, is featured in the following german newspapers: hannoversche allgemeine zeitung, neue presse, kieler nachrichten, dresdner neueste nachrichten, leipziger volkszeitung and lübecker nachrichten.

bert endruszeit had lunch at de culinaire werkplaats in june 2011 during the eat’inspiration eat’in architects.

click here for the report  lübecker nachrichten-22-10-2011 in pdf-format (211 kb).


19 okt, 2011: pechakucha night amsterdam #19

at a very cold october evening in roest amsterdam marjolein & eric have presented one of their ideas at pechakucha night amsterdam #19 bound by the world famous rule: 20 slides of 20 seconds each for 6 min and 40 secs of fame.

marjolein & eric presented: the last farewell of today’s dinnerplate: meet the blacks.

  • they start with a poem, a longlist of a great number of black vegetal ingredients to illustrate that the dinnerplate of the future doesn’t have to be anything but empty. and they wanted to share the idea that by eating dark/black veggies and fruits you all can contribute to a colourful future.

the other presenters of this inspiring evening:


Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

Sometime next year we will be publishing a book about this unique place.

 eric meursing