Together with 50 participants we cooked nose-to-tail style (to broaden their scope of eating meat), I challenged them to prepare and try eating animals they were not used to like mice and muskrat, and the last stage was the DIY in vitro meat workshop. In between there were presentations and demonstrations of artists, chefs, scientists, philosophers and hunters. You should definitely check out the movie:
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What is the biggest lesson you learned so far?
That you need to do whatever it is that makes you happy. Don’t go for the money or for what other people want you to do and don’t bother to much what other people do. Stay true to yourself and your passion and never give up – everyone struggles even though their Facebook doesn’t show that.
‘Stay true to yourself and your passion and never give up – everyone struggles even though their Facebook doesn’t show that.’
What will you be doing in a year?
The last year has been very intense with many ups and downs, amazing opportunities and incredible experiences. I honestly have no idea what life will bring this year. I do know that I will be very busy.
For now I’m focussing on the gastronomy and sensory experience part, I’m continuing the ‘Anders Eten’ workshop at the museum Boerhaave and I’m the organizer of the Next Nature Network Fellow program. But next year this time, I think I’ll be preparing for an experimental interactive pop-up restaurant for DDW 2016.
Finally, if you could give one advice to other entrepreneurs, what would that be?
I don’t think I’m the best person to talk to about being an entrepreneur… I actually don’t focus so much on the monetary aspects or the creation of a business at this point. I find it more important to find out what I want to do, what I like most, and putting much effort and time in meeting interesting people that could be of help sometime in the future. I’ve noticed that creating a network and gaining experience is far more important and valuable for me at this point than finding paid jobs that don’t really suite my vision.