What’s Cooking in Europe?
What we eat, we become. With one of the most famous chefs of the Netherlands, Joris Bijdendijk (Rijksmuseum), we explore Dutch and European identity by looking at what’s on our plate every day. Is there such a thing as Dutch cuisine at all?
European cooking habits – from simple to stellar- tell us a lot about ourselves: about our history, traditions, national cultures and how we relate to our environment. What role do chefs, an often overlook group of cultural avant-garde, play in shaping and innovating European and national dishes? We speak with Joris Bijdendijk, a young and creative chef, who finds inspiration in local traditions for his trendsetting cuisine.