Vergeten eten (icoon) Forgotten Food

Forgotten Food

Annual theme for 2007 and 2008

A tasty annual theme for openairmuseum Domein Bokrijk

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A tasty annual theme for openairmuseum Domein Bokrijk. At the entrance you recieve a small paper seedbag. But it’s empty. The seed is missing! The bag contained a very special seed, of a plant that has been used in “medicine” and in the kitchen for centuries. A popular seed, not in the least because of its special power: the love test. Sow it in your lover’s footsteps and if it grows, your love is forever!

To solve the mystery of the missing seed, you visit ten locations all dealing with forgotten fruit and vegetables. What special crops were used in the old days that we hardly know about anymore? Where did people get their daily rations and where did they keep it? How were tables set and what about table manners and etiguette?