Kimchi: Co-design with Microbes

with Saskia Frederiks

19 Apr 2020

Kimchi is winning in popularity in the Netherlands. It is a great taste maker with a rich tradition. This common fermented side dish from Korea contains many beneficial bacteria and is seen as a new superfood. There are a many different kimchis that vary in fermentation time and/or ingredients. During this workshop you will learn about the history of Kimchi, different recipes and make your first batch.

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June is making kimchi - June Park holding kimchi made with Chinese cabbage. 29 november 2015. Kimchi is een Koreaans gerecht met gefermenteerde groente, zoals kool en radijs, en smaakmakers zoals chilipepers, gember en lente-ui. Kimchi is diep geworteld in de Koreaanse cultuur en is veel meer dan gewoon een gerecht. Tijdens de terugkerende workshop in 2016 van June Park leer je traditionele Kimchi maken volgens het geheime recept van haar grootmoeder. 29 november 2015. Kimchi is een Koreaans gerecht met gefermenteerde… Liz Kunst

What you will do

During the workshop you will learn the basic principles of fermentation. First, there will be a few kimchi's for you to taste, so you learn to recognise the differences. You will start working with the ingredients, applying different recipes and ideas. After you have made your first batch of Kimchi, you will take it home until it is ready to serve.

Saskia Frederiks

Saskia Frederiks is specialist in fermentation. After tasting water kefir once, she was hooked, and has been fascinated by fermentation ever since. The transformation in scent, color, taste and texture never seem to lose their magic for her. She likes to inspire others with her fascination for and knowledge about fermentation.


Workshop: Kimchi: Co-design with Microbes
Sunday 19th of April, 14:00-16:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Full price €30 | Student / Artist / Stadspas €21* (incl. €1,- administration costs) 

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you, we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card upon entry. Please direct questions to

Attendance limited to 15 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note that (unless everyone speaks Dutch) this workshop will be held in English.