With this (cook) book, Taste of Rotterdam, we will take you on a journey through our city. The wonderful thing about food is that it connects and brings people together. Eating is sharing. Sharing emotions and experiences, sharing stories. However, we would be selling Rotterdam short by mentioning food alone. After all, there are so many more ingredients that make up the taste of Rotterdam. Take, for example, dance, music, art and culture, sustainability and innovation, and the port of Rotterdam. Ingredients that make Rotterdam and Rotterdammers who we are. Ingredients that shape our culture, and that we are proud of.
Based on inspiring stories from true Rotterdammers, such as Shirma Rouse, Tymon de Laat, and Sabine Biesheuvel, Taste of Rotterdam will give you a glimpse into our kitchen, or Terry Priem’s kitchen to be exact. Together with this top chef, we created this (cook) book containing 41 local dishes from the countries participating in the Song Contest. However, we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t give the dishes a Rotterdam twist. Experience the dishes and the rest of this book as our taste. The taste of Rotterdam, the city that, with so many languages, faces, and more than 175 nationalities. has grown into a true metropolis.
Taste of Rotterdam is not only a beautiful calling card of the city, but also made to give something back to the city and the people who live there in a beautiful way. From the proceeds of each item sold, a contribution goes to Fröbel: a great catering company in Rotterdam that is run by people with an intellectual disability.