apple pie (2021)

This Dutch Design Week we (Noa Jansma, Polly Moss and I) looked at the Dutch so-called National pastry; the apple pie.

How do we reflect upon our unsettling history? How is the apple pie perceived in different cultures, and what are the hidden stories connected to it? How come every family has the ‘best’ recipe and why are many so protective about it?

During DDW we take the apple pie as a prompt to investigate the dutch (historical) identity and collect modern stories connected to it. We will bake apple pies following the different recipes and ingredients from visitors.

Creating a setting of not only sharing dishes, but also providing discussion of the different connotations on shared identity and ‘secret’ recipes.