The farmers market walk and cooking class Amsterdam

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“ Market Walk ” and cooking session
Given on Saturday mornings for private groups up to 9 persons
Price on demand, approx . :60 euros p.p
The FARMERS MARKET/Boeren markt , Noordermarkt
La Cuisine Francaise cooking school, Herengracht 314 Amsterdam
Meet at 9.15hrs:
We will browse around the FARMERS MARKET and buy ingredients for the “out of the box” lunch we will later prepare at the COOKING SCHOOL. Taking time to chat to a few of the stall owners on the way and to taste some of their produce. You will buy ingredients in groups of 3, keeping an eye on your fellow chefs, we don’t want to all eat the same .
Stalls we will visit are :
De Geode Visser, for an oyster , de Wolverlei for goats cheese, the mushroom stall, Stella for her Scottish products , the fresh herb stall and many more .
A short walk to CAULILS Haarlemmerstraat 115 for a taste of the lardo and some great cheeses ( he was chosen as Delicatessen of the Year in Holland a few years ago) he has lobster tanks !
Across the street to peer into the window of UNLIMITED DELICIOUS. A cake and chocolate shop
Time for a real espresso, macchiato or cappuccino at ILTRAMEZZINO Haarlemmerstraat 79, NO 2 in Holland for the best coffee makers last year .
They also have the most wonderful custard tarts,
I buy all my olive oil from him plus some delicious mustards and vinegars .
Just next door one can now find MONDO MEDITERRANEO from Gian Carlos a most wonderful creative Italian with a taste for not only food but design . He has also given lesson at LCF together with Gemma Mirabilio.
11.45 hrs 12.00hrs
Herengracht 314
It is a 15 minute quick walk or bicycle of taxi ride! along the canals back to LCF .
At the end of the 1980 there where no farmers markets in Holland
A few locals put their heads together and decided that the there was an almost empty square on the Noordemarkt that the century before had originally had a market where the farmers had sold their produce.
In the 1980’s it was difficult for ecological farmers to sell their own produce to the city dwellers.
So why not start a market again !
In 1987 the first Dutch Farmers market started on the Noordermarkt
The city dwellers where happy that they had the opportunity to have fresh vegetables, delicious cheeses, fresh herbs and dairy products and crispy fresh bread . To this day it is still the same and a place to be on Saturdays. I always pass by after my fitness to buy my weekend shopping and to loiter over a cup of coffee with my friends.
The area surrounding the market has developed into a greatly sought after area for young business people and also many foreigners have found comfortable living accommodation in this area . This combined with the true Jordan people give it a hustle and bustle and a colourful ambiance
Well know restaurants are to be found in the nearby streets and now the Haarlemerstraat is becoming the in place to shop for special ingredients.

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