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piadina romagnola

Piadina Romagnola, Amsterdam version: an expat recipe.

Of all the flatbreads around the world, there is one that in a certain region of Italy is synonym with holidays: piadina romagnola.
Flatbreads are a great example of what I like to call “food universals”: they are a common element to many culinary cultures and help us understand how even the most local, typical, identitarian foods are in fact clear expressions of what humans have in common.

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salt harvesting

Salt, windmills and pink feathers. Discovering Trapani’s saline.

Salt: the one ingredient you can find in just about every recipe you’ll ever cook is probably the most overlooked, but have you ever wondered where it comes from?
As Soup As Possible travelled to the West coast of Sicily, to discover how salt-winning has been shaping the natural landscape in harmony with wildlife for over two thousand years.

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Chocolate easter eggs

Chocolate Easter eggs workshop.

Forget Easter egg hunts! This year you can make your own surprise chocolate Easter eggs with fellow members of As Soup As Possible food community.
We’ll explore the origin of Easter eggs, chat about spring and Easter customs in our respective countries, and make our own chocolate eggs.
In Italy, at Easter time people exchange chocolate eggs which contain a surprise.
One of the fun parts of making your own egg as a gift is that you can chose a very personal surprise to hide inside it, for your loved ones to discover.

This time we’ll meet at Bruno’s, a cozy coffee spot in the Jordaan. Bruno, the owner, will welcome us after closing time, to make us taste his coffee, which he scouts with passion and brews with different techniques.


The first cup is included, as well as Bruno’s coffee stories.
If you’d like to fill your chocolate egg with a small surprise, don’t forget to bring it along! It will make your egg an even more special gift.
All ingredients and materials (including wrappings and ribbons) are provided, but feel free to bring any decorations of your choice.

 

PRICES AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

We can accommodate up to 5 participants.

  • EARLY BIRDS (until March 4th):……………………36 EUR per person
  • REGULAR (as of March 5th):……………………….…39,50 EUR per person

Due to limited capacity, this event requires reservation and prepayment after RSVP.
The participation fee includes: welcome coffee made by Bruno, homemade cookies, cooking class, materials, and a chocolate egg… made by you!

Membership programme

Returning members of As Soup As Possible food community are rewarded with small prizes.
If you have a membership card, please remember to bring it along and collect your point.
New members will be able to get one for free at the event and start collecting points to get our rewards.
To redeem your reward with your card with 3 / 6 / 10 points during this event, please fill the relevant field below.
This time you can get:
3 points reward: 1 bag of Neapolitan-roasted coffee, by Caffé Delizia
6 points reward: the book “Food rules”, by Michael Pollan + a wall calendar
10 points reward: both of the above. (Limited prizes supplies: first come, first served)

WHEN AND WHERE

Wednesday, March 14th, 3PM
Bruno’s – Tweede Goudsbloemdwarsstraat 3C, 1015 JX Amsterdam

Reserve your spot: click here to buy your ticket. 

Gnocchi Workshop with Lunch for Adults and Kids

Team up with your kid and cook gnocchi al pesto!
On March 25th we’re inviting you to create a lovely memory for you and your child, together with a bunch of other cooking families.
Uncles and aunts, grandparents, friends, are welcome to join us with their little ones.
We will work in pairs (one adult and one child) to make ourselves a simple, healthy and delicious Sunday lunch, during an educational and entertaining food experience.
One extra adult and one extra kid per team can join us after the cooking class, to enjoy the food we will have made together.

This time As Soup As Possible is collaborating with Bas Vermeulen from SmaakSoldaatjes, to offer you a special cooking experience with your family.
Bas specialises in cooking workshops for kids. Together, we will ensure that both the adult and the child components of our cooking team will have a great time cooking together.

Bas Vermeulen

Bas with one of his “SmaakSoldaatjes” 🙂

The main language of this event will be English, but native Italian and Dutch are also spoken, so we are expecting to have a fun multilingual and multicultural bunch!
During our workshop you and your kid will:

  • make classic potato gnocchi
  • make fresh pesto genovese
  • prepare classic bruschetta
  • plate semifreddo in a nice arrangement.

GNOCCHI AND MORE.

The full event fee includes:

  • privatization of the venue
  • cooking workshop for kids and grown-ups (aprons and material provided)
  • 4-course Italian lunch menu (vegetarian-friendly)
  • drinks: 2 glasses of wine or soft drink

By policy, we do not serve plastic-bottled drinks, we avoid disposable plastic and try to use sustainable ingredients and materials as much as we can.

OPEN DINNER (THE MORE, THE MERRIER)

Cook with us or simply join us for dinner: guests attending the dinner only are more than welcome.
For a discounted price, you can enjoy the second part of the event with us, for our 4 course social lunch that your kid will have helped to cook.
See the fixed prices below.

Membership programme

Returning members of As Soup As Possible food community are rewarded with small prizes.
If you have a membership card, please remember to bring it along and collect your point.
New members will be able to get one for free at the event and start collecting points to get our rewards.
To redeem your reward with your card with 3 / 6 / 10 points during this event, please fill the relevant field below.
This time you can get:

  • 3 points reward: 1 bag of Neapolitan-roasted coffee, by Caffé Delizia
  • 6 points reward: the book “Food rules”, by Michael Pollan + a wall calendar
  • 10 points reward: both of the above. (Limited prizes supplies: first come, first served)
PRICES AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

We can accommodate up to 12 guests for the dinner only. Please make sure to book dinner spots for your friends in advance.

PRICES
  • FULL PACKAGE – WORKSHOP+DINNER:………..88 EUR per team (1 adult + 1 child aged 6 to 14)
  • DINNER ONLY – ADULTS  (no alcohol):……………………………20 EUR
  • DINNER ONLY – ADULTS (with wine):……………………………..25 EUR
  • DINNER ONLY – KID 7 to 13:……………………………………………10 EUR
  • DINNER ONLY – KID below 7:………………………………………….FREE

WHEN AND WHERE

Sunday, March 25th, 10AM to 2PM
Da Vinci Creatieve Ruimtes,  Nieuwpoortkade 2A, 1055 RX Amsterdam
Further details will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after completing your reservation. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKET!

 

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE
This event will not be activated with less than 6 confirmed cooking pairs (adult + child).
The maximum capacity of the workshop is 9 cooking pairs + 9 adult guests. 
CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund is guaranteed for cancellations up to 15 days prior and in case the minimum attendance is not reached.
ALLERGY DISCLAIMER
The food served at this event is prepared in a kitchen where dairy products, wheat flour, nuts and other allergens are also handled. Guests with intolerances or severe allergies are expected to let the organizer know about their condition, to try and arrange a possible solution.
Our dishes are based on fresh quality ingredients, prepared according to HACCP regulations, and we try to accommodate guests with special requests as much as possible, but each guest remains responsible to inform us of any specific health concern.
Tortelli di zucca

Tortelli di zucca mantovani with Alessandra

Alessandra is back to show us how to make tortelli di zucca, a traditional dish from Mantova (Mantua), her hometown.

One of our returning members of As Soup As Possible local food community and my co-host for this event, Alessandra is from an area famous for homemade fresh pasta all’uovo, in both filled and plain shapes.
The typical stuffed pasta from her hometown is “tortelli di zucca”, a very old dish based on surprising combinations of sweet and savoury flavours such as pumpkin, hard cheese and amaretti. Alessandra will share her family recipe and tricks with us.

Tortelli di zuccaWe’ll learn how to make this traditional fresh pasta dish and enjoy a 4-course social dinner with wine.
Cook with us or join us just for dinner: guests attending the dinner only are more than welcome. 
If you participate in the workshop, feel free to invite your friends to come enjoy your fresh pasta!

As usual, after learning and practicing, we’ll move on to sharing a rich meal, wine and chats in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Membership programme

Returning members of As Soup As Possible food community are rewarded with small prizes.
If you have a membership card, please remember to bring it along and collect your point.
New members will be able to get one for free at the event and start collecting points to get our rewards.
To redeem your reward with your card with 3 / 6 / 10 points during this event, please fill the relevant field below.
This time you can get:
3 points reward: 1 bag of Neapolitan-roasted coffee, by Caffé Delizia
6 points reward: the book “Food rules”, by Michael Pollan + a wall calendar
10 points reward: both of the above. (Limited prizes supplies: first come, first served)

Tortelli di zucca and more.

The full event fee includes:

  • privatization of the venue
  • welcome drink
  • pasta workshop: we will learn how to make tortelli di zucca alla mantovana
  • 4-course dinner menu (vegetarian friendly)
  • drinks: 2 glasses of wine or soft drink, 1 glass of dessert wine.

By policy, we do not serve plastic-bottled drinks, we avoid disposable plastic and try to use sustainable ingredients and materials as much as we can.

PRICES AND PAYMENT CONDITIONS

We can accommodate up to 12 guests for the dinner only. Please make sure to book for your friends in advance.

EARLY BIRDS – until February 28th at 23:59.
  • FULL – WORKSHOP+DINNER:…………………….59 EUR per person
  • DINNER ONLY (wine/other drink included):… 25 EUR per person
REGULAR – from March 1st.
  • FULL – WORKSHOP+DINNER:…………………….65 EUR per person
  • DINNER ONLY (wine/other drink included):….35 EUR per person

WHEN AND WHERE

Friday, March 16th, from 6PM
Da Vinci Creatieve Ruimtes,  Nieuwpoortkade 2A, 1055 RX Amsterdam
Further details will be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after completing your reservation. 

This event allows for a limited number of participants and requires prepayment.
Please fill the form below. You will receive payment instructions to perfect your reservation shortly.
Please note: for organisational reasons, only RSVPs confirmed with payment within 48 hours are guaranteed.
If you have any issue concerning the payment, or questions of any kind, please feel free to get in touch.

MINIMUM ATTENDANCE
This event will not be activated with less than 7 confirmed workshop participants.
CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund is guaranteed for cancellations up to 15 days prior and in case the minimum attendance is not reached.
ALLERGY DISCLAIMER
The food served at this event is prepared in a kitchen where dairy products, wheat flour, nuts and other allergens are also handled. Guests with intolerances or severe allergies are expected to let the organizer know about their condition, to try and arrange a possible solution.
Our dishes are based on fresh quality ingredients, prepared according to HACCP regulations, and we try to accommodate guests with special requests as much as possible, but each guest remains responsible to inform us of any specific health concern.
Gelato Maker Massimo Bertonasco

Gelato Maker For A Day | Event in Amsterdam

We are getting ready for yet another wonderful gelato season. What about you?Massimo Bertonasco is an ex businessman turned gelato maker for the love of quality food.
He opened his first gelato shop in Amsterdam less than a year ago, yet his cosy, passion-powered ijsfabriek in the Pijp has already established its well-deserved reputation as one of the hotspots for genuine, delicious and downright excellent Italian gelato in town.

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