feb + march 2015: dutch treats??

poster dutch treats

on feb 6th is the kick-off of the eat’inspiration dutch treats? we will make you taste and experience various typically dutch matters. normally we give you some clues & hints, but this time …. we like to keep things somewhat open.

an eat’inspiration.

an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish. always preceded by a sneak peak: a house made flatbread with a topping or dip that reveals something about the theme we are exploring.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for  the menu dutch treats?? in pdf format.
  • the cocktail. glass house  the aperitif. i never promised you a rose garden;
  • period. starting feb 6th – march 28th, 2015;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons (mon-tue-wed-thur) or at least 25 persons (fri-sat-sun);
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76, or online;
  • the price tag. you decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

food problems/wishes

we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu. it is a challenge for us to prepare something very special and inspirational for you.

choice of ingredients

besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.


amsterdam wallpaper city guide 2015

studio de culinaire werkplaats is featured in the amsterdam wallpaper city guide 2015. this guide is available both in print and as iOS app.



De Culinaire Werkplaats in wallpaper city guide



soon sunday afternoon tastings & demos

freekeh rood fruit bonbons

sunday afternoon tastings & demo’s.

would you like to know more about chocolate and discover new food pairings and contemporary textures with dark and/or raw chocolate? or are you more interested in the culinary qualities of tea or coffee? or do you like to make and taste exciting cocktails and mocktails in which vegetables & fruits are shining?

keep an eye on our website, as we start very soon with a series of sunday afternoon tastings and demos (3 p.m. – 5 p.m.).
the dates and costs will be published in the last week of march 2015.


portfolio: food concept for press launch of detox body treatment by filorga

detox bites for press launch of filorga

for the press launch of a detox body treatment by filorga we were commissioned to create a food concept for the invited lifestyle press.

the brief. the concept had to be a combination of:

  • detox
  • black & white (referring to the brand identity of filorga)

the result. 

  • selection of black & white vegetable and fruit bites
  • matching white vegetable mocktail
  • plus various detoxing juices
  • presentation inspired by zen.

this project was in collaboration with mooi pr.


portfolio: exploring the versatility of freekeh for artisan grains.

freekeh bonbons created by de culinaire werkplaats.

commissioned by artisan grains, we had a demonstration to showcase the versatility of the green wheat freekeh for a group of food bloggers.

freekeh is a green wheat. this is a cereal grain being harvested at the time when it is still young and green. freekeh therefore has a higher nutritional value compared to regular wheat grains. after harvesting the grains are lightly roasted, which gives a unique nutty and slightly smoky flavour. freekeh contains quite a lot of minerals, vitamins and proteins. furthermore, it has a very nice texture and bite.
cooking time is about 15 minutes.

the challenge. work out several dishes:

  • to illustrate the versatility of the greenwheat freekeh
  • and which are easy to make at home

the demonstration. we created a lot of dishes. of which we selected the following for the artisan grains’ greenwheat freekeh demonstration:

  • mocktail with strawberries and freekeh
  • freekeh buns with hummus.
  • savoury and sweet freekeh croquettes
  • nasi goreng of freekeh
  • bonbons with a filling of freekeh and red fruits
  • granola freekeh – dark chocolate bar.

recipes. will be published 2nd half of march, and will only be available in dutch.

the freekeh demonstration was in collaboration with pr specialist kroon op het werk.


edible orange landscape….. think dutch



we created an orange landscape with about 12 textures of orange carrot for the book cover of the adcn yearbook 2014. this is a detail of our book cover project to showcase the 3-dimensional aspect.


dorian’s dish: food art for pup magazine #03

food art with beetroot cracker

2 copy

3 copy


the above images are part of the project dorian’s dish for pup magazine #03.

the inspirational source of this 3rd issue of pup magazine is the writer and playwright oscar wilde. for this project we were inspired by the philosophical and only novel by oscar wilde: the picture of dorian gray.

Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian’s beauty; he believes that Dorian’s beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat’s hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life.

Understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin

our interpretations are created using vegetable and fruit crackers as starting point. photography by nine ijff.


dutch quinoa

artvertisement dutch quinoa group

invited by PUP MAG. studio de culinaire werkplaats was involved in the concept & styling process of the artvertisement for the dutch quinoa group. we teamed up with nine ijff (photography), maaike beijer (make up), tommy hagen (hair styling) and vera van erp (model).

the dutch quinoa group is a collective that celebrates healthy food and dutch agriculture. and …. we want to join this party. let’s feast with their locally grown quinoa, a whole grain treat.

furthermore, we got the opportunity to experiment and explore the unique qualities of this dutch whole grain quinoa. for the launch party of the limited edition of PUP MAGAZINE #03 we created some fabulous vegan dutch quinoa croquettes with a spicy spinach dip. we choose spinach for this dip, as quinoa and spinach are close relatives.



art & amsterdam by el mundo

video at el mundo online about art & amsterdam


[click for the video on the above image]

the spanish newspaper el mundo published online the following video: AMSTERDAM & ART, filmed & edited by alvaro leiva.

you’ll find studio de culinaire werkplaats at about 2:46 minutes. also on this video: the hermitage, the rijksmuseum, foam, the exchange hotel, and gallery leonie mijnlieff.


portfolio: frame food experience #01 is life like a box of chocolates?

frame food experience: is life like a box of chocolates


have you ever wanted to experience life in bites? or taste what life has in store? these and other questions we addressed during the 1st frame food experience: is life like a box of chocolates?

upon entering, each guest received a welcome drink and a theme inspired appetiser to begin the journey along the 5 highlights of life. the special moments that we translated into 5 eat’impressions were:

  • kick off: an edible landscape which interpreted the start in life, of a person,  a business, or a relationship
  • meet + greet: a start involves entering the big world while meeting & greeting with other people, companies, cultures, etc. this was illustrated by one ingredient prepared in 5 different ways reflecting its various talents/aspects)
  • connect: during the meets & greets in life you will connect with others. you will find a partner, a business partner, in other words all kinds of mergers take place. relating with others involves a lot of labour, it is hard work. so the participants received a blueprint, and several components and had to create DIY swans. the swan is, by the way, symbol for a lifelong relationship.
  • split up: but… in life not all relationships last for ever. this was showcased by a de-constructed apple crumble pie and we offered a hammer to the guest that wanted to break out of a relationship, a job situation or whatsoever to create the crumble.
  • afterparty: split ups create new openings, new stages in life, so we created in front of the guest an edible multi coloured piece of art to celebrate this new stage. this piece of art was eaten without plates & cutlery.

we created this 2 days only interactive food experience on invitation by in collaboration with frame store amsterdam. and it was inspired by the works of anna lomax and her project ‘event now‘ for frame magazine’s issue 102 in particular. the notion ‘events’ refers for anna lomax to celebrate the big moments in life: life and death. and therefore we took the 5 highlights of life as a starting point.

during the food experience the guests could visit the exhibition of anna lomax and the frame store.

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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