This week's Over Datum star chef was Chef de cuisine at Cafe Noorderlicht, Robert Bochove. This hotspot situated on the Northern shore of the IJ river was awarded a glorious 9- by notorious restaurant critic Johannes van Dam. Not bad at all. Robert showed us there’s no such thing as useless leftovers, skillfully combining a myriad of ingredients into a delicious dinner. Professional cooks Andrea Sossi, Lea Oosterling and Tinda van Smoorenburg lent their assistance, organizing the chopping of fruit, the stir-frying of vegetables, and the stirring of soups. Andrea Sossi even added helpful cooking hints with his directions, teaching us all some secrets from the kitchen!
Digging into the depths of their fridges and the dusty corners of their cupboards, our guests came through once again with all the ingredients from Robert’s grocery list. Our tables were overflowing with bread, yogurt, gelling sugar, spices, vinegar, dried fruit, bouillon cubes, vegetables, tomatoes, garlic, and onions.
With the directions of our ingenious chef, we all combined these ingredients into a great menu for the night:
Tuscan bread salad
Spicy tomato and vegetable soup
Leek and potato soup
Potato and egg salad with rucola
Caponata of seasonal vegetables with vinegar-soaked raisins
Fruit salad with homemade thickened yogurt
And of course, all our guests who brought their own jars got to take home chutneys and jams that had been cooking slowly all night!
Your own Over Datum Eetclub
Did you know you can also organize your own Over Datum Eetclub? Over Datum Eetclub is a pop-up community with tips and tricks for starting your own club. Make any day an Over Datum day!
Over Datum Eetclub serves as an act of rebellion against wasting food, and is a wake-up call for all those who anxiously cling to expiration dates. Join us, and regain faith in your own judgment and senses.
Special thanks too...
The following stores and suppliers donated their Over Datum products to this edition.
- Organic food for you- Vijzelstraat
- Panathea olive oil