Newsletter June 2018

New Baking Lab stories are cooking

New Lab Workshops

Making it and learning about it is our departure point. But, there is room for more. Can we for example use the process of making bread also as a metaphor to address topics in our society, such as climate change, food and sustainability or bringing people from different cultures together and learn more about each other?

How do the flavours of bread pair with other food and what can we learn more from such parings. Enough food for thought in our circular bakery.

Two LAB workshops are “cooking”. Intended for the curious minds, for those who enjoy exploring new ideas, innovation and also developed for green thinkers!

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Lab Workshop:
Does your gut hold the future ?

One of the goals of Baking Lab is to co-create and to motivate students to translate the knowledge they receive into use cases for the general public. Sarah Veldman (Wageningen University, Master of Food Technology, Food Digestion and Health) and Elise de Jong (UvA, Biology & Future Planet Studies) are learning about the way we eat and the state of our planet. They develop a model in our LAB to investigate together with other members of the workshop if we can cook surprising relations between the words food, health and sustainability, which often find themself locked into easy slogans. In other words, Does your gut hold the future?

Learn more about this Special Lab Workshop (Friday 29 June)

Or check & share the event via Facebook

Wine & Bread Workshop

Wine and bread have more in common besides being fermented products. Both are often mentioned in biblical sources and have played an important role in dreams that eventually paved the way for the exodus story of the Israelites from Egypt. Wine & bread share a table full of flavours and stories. Simon Veldman, sommelier at restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam, will guide. Together with other members of the workshop he will explain and explore the flavours of wine and its pairing (or not) with different type of breads.

More information about this LAB workshop.

Circular thinking is fun & more news

We enjoy the little circular implementations incorporated into our bakery and lunchroom. We reuse old bread, fruit fibres from our juicer and incorporate leftover heat from the ovens into our process. Check our facebook or instagram for more visual and circular impressions.

We hosted in collaboration with Wageningen University a seminar about carbs, to inform popular food bloggers about the subject. We plan to examine together with Civic Amsterdam ways to socially contribute to the neighbourhood. At the same time we have employees from a leading international advertising agency (Wieden & Kennedy) occasionally run around in the bakery in a kind of private corporate programme.  We also organise an evening with In My Back Yard to help refugees in Amsterdam Oost feel more at home and this weekend we will be present in the umami food festival in Amsterdam KIT, part of the We Make the City festivalIn other words, we keep also baking stories.

New Bread Workshops
Check the Schedules on our website

Enjoy the summer (holidays) and the equinox,

Baking Lab team!

Special LAB Workshop about food and our planet

Does your gut hold the future?

Special LAB Workshop: Does your gut hold the future?
Friday 29 June, 18:00 – 22:00
Ticket: € 65,- p.p.

In this playful LAB workshop we will examine if and how the way we eat correlates with the state of our planet. This proposition is the starting point for the evening, not necessarily (un)true. We will also dine together in our artisanal bakery. Besides having fun and eating good food you should learn something new about nutrition and the state of our planet.

Target audience:
General public and people interested in food. Also suitable for food professionals looking for inspiration and green thinkers.

More info & Registration

Food bloggers, Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum & Wageningen Universiteit

ENG We had a nice assignment this week. How do you inform food bloggers about the (non) sense in the discussion about carbohydrates? The Dutch Bakery Center (NBC) commissioned the assignment. Baking Lab Amsterdam organized this week the workshop and focus group meeting about carbohydrates, nutrition and health together with Prof. Frans Kok from the Wageningen University, Sarah Veldman (Baking Lab & WUR), Elise de Jong (Baking Lab & UvA), Simon Koole (Baking Lab & UvA). We also addressed the circular elements of our bakery. E.g. the beautiful things you can make with residual heat. NL Leuke opdracht deze week. En wel hoe informeer je foodbloggers over de (on)zin in de discussie over koolhydraten? In opdracht van het Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum (NBC) is bij ons in het Baking Lab Amsterdam deze week samen met Prof Frans Kok (Wageningen Universiteit), Sarah Veldman (Baking Lab & WUR), Elise de Jong (Baking Lab & UvA) Simon Koole (Baking Lab & UvA) een workshop en focusgroep-meeting georganiseerd over koolhydraten, voeding en gezondheid. Uiteraard zijn daarbij ook de circulaire onderdelen van onze bakkerij aan bod gekomen, zoals de mooie dingen die je met restwarmte kunt maken. #onthetable #foodstyling #foodpic #foodphoto #instafood #foodphotography #f52grams #vsco #vscofood #instatravel #foodie #graan #granen #carbscarbscarbs #ijustlovecarbs #carbs #happycooking #thebakefeed #koolhydraten #koolhydraatarm #wur #gezondestad #amsterdamoost #amsterdamsciencepark #brood #bakkerij #VanAmsterdamseBodem #iamsterdam #circulair #sustainability @culiness @culinessa @Eefsfood @benineskitchen @Beginspiration @charlie_s_kitchen @CharliesKitchen @Madebyellen @PDRpublicrelations @bakkerijcentrum @broodnet @uniwageningen @Wur @uva_amsterdam @UniversityofAmsterdam @degezondestad @elektroo @sarahvman @simon.koole @AMSinstitute

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