Yotam Ottolenghi wins 2016 Johannes van Dam Prize

Yotam Ottolenghi

The University of Amsterdam announced Yotam Ottolenghi, chef and cookbook author, as the winner of the Johannes van Dam Prize. The prize will be awarded on 17 November 2017 at the Auditorium of the University of Amsterdam. The Johannes van Dam Prize has been awarded before to Claudia Roden (2012), Harold McGee (2013), Carlo Petrini (2014) and John Halvemaan (2015).
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‘The Netherlands has no gastronomic tradition and the Dutch lack a refined taste.’ Sounds familiar? Saar Niermeijer and Gaston Franssen will reconstruct this national culinary self-hatred and explain the social function at the coming Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food.

Photo: Westenberg, Nationale kookboek (1893)

Registration for the 2017 Symposium is now open

Registration is now open for the 4th Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food, scheduled for 17/18 November 2017.
Theme this year is: Making Sense of Taste. With a keynote lecture by Peter Klosse and paper presentations by scholars from across the globe.

Symposium fee is €60 (reduced fee €40).
To register please follow this link.

Gouffe – Livre de patisserie (1873)

2015 Joop Witteveen Prize to Jet Pijzel-Dommisse

Nederland dineert, an exhibition catalogue edited by Jet Pijzel-Dommisse, has won the 2015 Joop Witteveen Price. The Prize, a plate designed by Joost Swarte, was presented to her by Steph Scholten, Chair of the jury, on 4 November. Jet Pijzel curated the Dutch Dining exhibition at the Haags Gemeentemuseum held from 17 October 2015 till 28 February 2016. Experts on different subjects have contributed to the catalogue: Barend van Benthem, Nicolaas Conijn, Lizet Kruyff, Eva Schimmelpennick-Hartman, Marleen Willebrands and Sanny de Zoete. Nederland dineert, vier eeuwen tafelcultuur is published by Waanders & De Kunst.

Photo: Monique Kooijmans