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All week at Blok 63-S | Strijp-S By Zuiderzee Museum

The Zuiderzee Museum focuses on the history, the present-day situation and the future of the former Zuiderzee area. Our outdoor department houses a rich collection of authentic buildings from several villages in the area. Here, both young and old can experience the Zuiderzee culture. At the indoor museum visitors can get acquainted with special art and the regional cultural heritage from before and after the closure of the Zuiderzee.

Characteristic of the Zuiderzee Museum‘s approach is that it makes a connection between its cultural-historical collection and contemporary art & design. Every year the museum invites designers to develop new projects inspired by the rich Zuiderzee history. This year the central theme is the region’s traditional food culture with its typical flavours and tastes, for which we invited the Foodcurators design studio.

About FoodcuratorsThis design studio – founded in 2012 by Digna Kosse and Lucas Mullié, two professionals in the field of design and cooking – operates on the intersection of food and design. Apart from their fascination with industrial as well as traditional food production, the relation between food and time is another major aspect in their work.

The Zuiderzee Museum presents: Zuiderzee Coffee & Polder Waffles by Foodcurators

During the Dutch Design Week, in the setting of a temporary coffee bar, the Zuiderzee Museum presents Zuiderzee Coffee & Polder Waffles. This presentation is an extension of the Foodcurators’ ZuiderzeeFood project, which was launched last March.

Central to the ZuiderzeeFood project is the historical food culture of the Zuiderzee area. Energy was scarce in olden days and therefore cooking was often combined with other household activities. Taking this as a starting point, Foodcurators, in close collaboration with coffee-roasting house Mocca d’Or developed Zuiderzee Coffee: ‘slow coffee’, brewed with modern techniques but based on the old brewing customs.

The Polder Waffle is a new application of the potato, the cornerstone of Dutch cuisine. The potato is inextricably bound up with the Zuiderzee area, where the construction of the Afsluitdijk led to large-scale land reclamation projects, which yielded vast plains of fertile soil, much of which was used for potato production. Foodcurators took the old-and-trusted Frieslander potato and processed it into a sweet delicacy.

The Coffee bar menu:

Zuiderzee coffee – BlackZuiderzee coffee – Sweet (condensed milk)Zuiderzee coffee – Mild (Jersey milk)TeaMatrozenmutsje (coffee with a shot of liquor)Scheepsbittertje (measure of liquor, choice of haddock brine/sailor’s misery/ fisherman’s comfort)Polder Waffle (with sugar syrup)

This presentation is made possible by: Mocca d'Or and Duismann Coffee

Slow coffee workshop

During the Dutch Design Week, Slow Coffee workshops will be organized in the Museum’s coffee bar, where visitors can find out the differences between coffee ‘then’ and ‘now’. The workshops will be given by amongst others, Niels te Vaanhold, barista at Mocca d’Or and considered the Netherlands’ best coffee-taster.

Workshop dates:
Saturday – Monday 20 - 22 October, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Free admission
Duration: 20-25 minutes
No need to sign up in advance