14-15-16 sept 2012: dinner.talks @ smaakexplosies

during the 4th edition of smaakexplosies, a cultural & culinary festival, we worked on project dinner.talks.

usually we chat quite a lot as we dine, we improve the world, we discuss the highlights of the day, share intimacies, and if dinner tastes really delicious we even swap recipes and cooking tips. but … often we are so noisy while we’re eating that the stories of you dinner most of the time are lost … so we thought it’s time to work on some dinner.talks, two interactive installations: black + colourful dinner.talks.

black dinner.talks meer…


raw. a forecast s/2013 where food & fashion meet

eatinspiration raw, the dish unique

the 3-days only eat’inspiration RAW is a color and texture forecast for summer 2013 and beyond ….. for fashion and food visualized in 5 dishes, and especially created for the summer 2012 edition of downtown amsterdam fashion week.

RAW encompasses a number -from our perspective- important trends that are becoming visible in various domains, and which reflect the various meanings of the notion RAW. we have translated a selection of 5 different meanings of RAW to 5 dishes.

these meanings are: native, earth, unique, unfinished and last but not least naturel.  the result a color + textures outlook for food & fashion. in keywords a short explanation: meer…


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…


26 sept 2011: opening nationale kookstudioweek

the theme of de nationale kookstudioweek 2011 is vegetables and fruits.

de culinaire werkplaats welcomes the choice of this theme. during this event you can take workshop minis in which vegetables and fruits are leading at a great number of cooking schools.

although the nationale kookstudioweek starts at september 24, the opening will be on monday 26 september at de culinaire werkplaats.  this ceremony is for invitees only.

on the program: meer…


sept 26, 2011: puur workshop voor restaurants

what started as the fair trade restaurant week has become the puur restaurant week, and this year the event is held from November 14-20, 2011.

participating restaurants offer during this week a menu in which the ingredients are organic and/or fair trade. if fish is part of the menu, this should be sustainable: (MSC certified or www.goedevis.nl).

if you want to join and/or want to know where organic and fair trade products and sustainable fish are available. or if you want to know more about organic, fairtrade and /or sustainable seafood, or if you need inspiration, you are welcome at special inspiration workshops for the hospitality branch.

in the afternoon of september 26  you can attend an inspirational demonstration of eric meursing, chef and co-initatior of de culinaire werkplaats, in collaboration with deli xl. meer…


4 sept 2011: ‘n ode aan de bij – op lokatie

logo i love beeing festival

always wanted to know all the details about the birds and the bees? did you know for instance that bees can live without human beings, but we can not live without bees? bees fly from flower to flower, because they are very fond of its nectar. during a flower visit they get pollen on their legs and thus pollinate  the next flower they visit. in other words: bees take care of the reproduction of flowers; without bees no being. so it’s time for a tribute to the bee: i love beeing festival. meer…


28 & 29 mei 2011: fabulous food festival 2011

on may 28-29, 2011 you are invited to the fabulous food festival. an culinary event where sustainability and enjoying meet. de culinaire werkplaats will be present as well. this weekend we bring along our almost legendary black quinoa croquettes (savourish & sweetish). you can taste them at the festival, but also buy a package to surprise your friends at home.

these products can soon be bought in our new studio & showroom ‘eat’inspirations’ as well as in our online webshop. the black quinoakroketjes (savourish and sweetish) are also available  gluten-free  and vegan.

more information about the festival

  • when. may 28-29, 2011 from 11.00 – 17.00
  • where. de lichtfabriek in haarlem, minckelersweg 2, 2031 em haarlem, click the following link for directions: route
  • box office sales. adult € 12.50, children € 5, family ticket € 30, € 18.50 adult for 2 days, kids € 7.50 for 2 days
  • tickets in advance. adult € 10, child € 3, family ticket € 25, € 15 adult 2 days, € 4.50 children 2 days. order online direct at fabulous food festival
  • other costs. eating and drinking at the festival must be paid in cash to the various exhibitors.


19-20 maart 2011: installatie recipe colorcodes italia al dente

on march 19-20, 2011 it will be  italia al dente 2011 time. de culinaire werkplaats will participate this year again. especially for the 2011 edition of this culinary festival de culinaire werkplaats has designed an installation at the intersection of food & art ‘recipe colorcodes’, in which italian vegetables are the main ingredients. you’ll find the installation at the entrance.

at the 2010 edition of italia al dente we presented culinary italy as  the vegetable garden of europe. this year we have translated recipes of italian recipes into a color code reflecting the used/necessary ingredients, the proportion and following sequence of appearance in the recipe. meer…


22-30 jan 2011: spoons full of fashion

in the last week of january 2011  you can enjoy the latest food=fashion project of de culinaire werkplaats: natural matters, a fresh approach on colors & textures.

especially for downtown amsterdam fashion week the designer’s couple marjolein wintjes & eric meursing will be presenting a conceptual food & fashion eating special and exhibition, which is guided by their motto food equals fashion. meer…


‘n voorproefje 1e halfjaar 2011

sweet black venere rice in milkpaper with rose petals

here you find a sneak preview of the inspirational concepts that marjolein and eric will be working on coming months. the design couple will be exploring themes like light, color & textures forecasting, warmth, and landscapes & architecture. they translate these concepts into eat’inspirations and exhibitions, which you can enjoy at de culinaire werkplaats.


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Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef