DoDo Series: FILMS AND FOOD
One last DODO series before the closing of the year, guaranteed to be a special one. In November and December we offer you three film evenings, each paired with a unique culinary experience. We invite you to return to the Filmkluis for this series of entertaining documentaries about food, and to join us in the Cafe for a cooking workshop (Nov 8), a bite out of a food installation (Nov 29) or during the pop-up Time/Restaurant (Dec 20).
THU 29 Nov, 19:30
Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams
Film and Food tasting
One of this year’s most acclaimed documentaries -a sweet treat for festival and moviegoers - Mustafa’s Sweet Dreams is a moving, joyful coming-of-age tale. It is the story of a young man’s aspiration and dedication in training to become a master in the complex art of making baklava - a true insight into the traditional practice of food preparation. Directed by Angelos Abazoglou, GR – Tur - UK 2012, 80 min. Competition Berlinale 2012.
The screening will be paired with a Sweet Installation by food designers Haagse Hapjes. Two designers with a passion for food, who are known for their unique fashion of serving lunch, dinner, light bites and buffets.
Haagse Hapjes explores the history of Haagse Hopjes, how coffee became a candy and a candy becomes coffee again.
The candy 'Haagse Hopjes' was named after Baron Hendrik Hop (1723-1808), former ambassador of the States of Holland. The Baron was addicted to coffee. One night he left his cup of coffee, sugar and cream on the stove. The next morning he found that the coffee had become hard caramel. When shortly afterwards he was asked by his doctor to cut it short on coffee, he asked his downstairs neighbour, baker Theodorus van Haaren, to produce for him those accidental coffee 'chunks'. They soon became "the chunks of Baron Hop" and in 1880 received the name Haagsche Hopjes.
The dodo (Raphus Cucullatus) stood about a metre tall, weighing about 20 kilos, living on fruit and nesting on the ground. DODO is the documentary film programme in Het Nutshuis. We screen on Thursday.