Get ready for an artistic and poetic experience at the intersection of wildness and deliciousness, where soil and farming knowledge, cooking and artistic experiments mingle together.
Two sound artists, Peter Paelinck and Yves Bondue, photographer Michaël Depestele and painter Sven Verhaeghe will lead you by their artistic vibes through the edible jungle called Le Monde des Mille Couleurs created by farmer/botanist/poet Dries Delanote.
One by one, your senses will connect with this untamed environment, while dishes inspired by the day’s harvest are slowly prepped for you by some of the most talented, creative and nature-revering chefs of their generation: Nicolas Decloedt, Bruno Timperman, Ismael Guerre-Genton, Martijn Defauw, Florent Ladeyn, Pascal Barbot, Laurence and Jonas Haegeman.
SOILMATES are people willing to think holistically about the food system. Their aim is to create a paradigm shift in which the living earth becomes the center of the culinary experience, rather than the chef and the farmer. Soilmates take action to foster fertile soil and value all life above and below ground. By choosing a regenerative farming system and ensuring healthy soil, we – and future generations – will be able to continue to enjoy this bountiful array of delicious and flavorful foods.