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