Cooking with Invasive Species Workshop:

Japanese Knotweed Syrup

with Eva van Dée

21 Apr 2024

Did you know about the sweet taste of the 'invasive' Japanese knotweed plant? Join us as we unlock the delicious potential of this plant by crafting our own Japanese Knotweed Syrup, then apply this newfound knowledge and transform it into three mouthwatering creations!



Gefermenteerde Japanse Duizendknoop - Abbie Moran


What you will do

We'll guide you through the simple process of creating your own Japanese knotweed syrup. Once your syrup is simmering, get ready to transform it into three mouthwatering creations! We'll start crafting a refreshing glass of Japanese Knotweed Lemonade, followed by a bubbly Japanese Knotweed Soda, to finally cool down with a scoop of Japanese Knotweed Granita Ice Cream. Join us during our Japanese Knotweed Season and discover the magic of the knotweed plant!

Japanese Knotweed Season 2024

Every spring, Mediamatic organises a season around Japanese knotweed. Knotweed is a fast-growing plant known in Europe for being considered invasive. What many do not know, however, is that this plant species has a host of positive properties. During this season we will explore how to live in harmony with this controversial plant.

Eva van Dée

With a background in design engineering and seasoned experience in fine dining kitchens, Eva approaches the culinary arts from a distinct scientific perspective. Operating on this intersection uniquely set her up to develop a specific interest in food fermentation. During her residency at Mediamatic, she aims to expand her interconnectedness with collaborators ranging from the wildest microbes to all humans that share her curiosity of the microcosmos. She enjoys inspiring others with her fascination for and knowledge of fermentation. 


Full price €27 | *Discount price €19

*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 for this option.


21st of April

Time: 12:00-14:00

Attendance is limited to 14 people. We maintain a minimum of 8 participants.

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

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