Ode to the ground!
Everything we eat comes from the ground. Plants, as well as people and animals, depend on the bacteria, fungi, plants and animals that are in the soil. That diverse culture is what feeds and sustains both us as the rest of our ecosystem.
In recent years, the relationship between our food and the earth has changed: We grow genetically modified plants on fertilizer and keep fungi and bacteria at bay. How can we bring the earth back into our food? And how does that taste?
Grasses that naturally coexist with yeasts and fungi have been grown for centuries. These grasses were an important source of food for humans because, in addition to being nutritious, they can be stored well when dried (grains). Humans lived together with the earth for a long time, depending on local soil and grasses. That collaboration with the earth has become more difficult when we began to innovate our food production. We modify plants for our needs and then adapt the soil to enable the plants to grow; this means the collaboration between human, grasses and soil is no longer a priority. For Ears of Earth, Suzanne and Philipp went in search of precisely those ancient grasses and crops that cooperate with the soil and soil life.
Miller and Cheesemaker
Suzanne and Philipp have a history in traditional cooking techniques. With experience as a miller and artisan cheesemaker, artists Suzanne and Philipp research how traditional techniques can help us understand the rich world around us.
This dinner was vegan. Beans, grains and grasses played the leading role. Organic produce and traditional fermentation techniques created unique flavor combinations across eight courses. Everything was served on dinnerware specially designed and produced by artist Liza Witte. In addition to a selection of brews from local producers, Philipp and Suzanne prepared a number of unique fermented and distilled beverages (both alcoholic and low-alcohol) for dinner.
Neo Futurist Dinner 15: Ears of Earth
from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 September and
from Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 September
Round 1: at 17:30
Round 2 : at 20:00
Full Price €65,- | Discount artist/student/stadspas** €45,50
Alcohol: 25,- | (almost) no Alcohol: 20,- (purchase at the door)
Please read our ticket terms and conditions before booking.
All Neo Futurist Dinners are vegan. This dinner is not suitable for people with a low-carb diet, gluten or wheat allergies If you have questions or want to inform us about other allergies, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you not able to come due to corona or other reasons? Up to 5 days in advance we give a full refund. After that you will not receive a refund. Read more in our ticket terms and conditions.
**We offer a discount to students and artists. To qualify, you need to be able to show us your kvk nr/portfolio(website) or student card at the door. This discount is for one ticket per person.