i was very excited to be invited to the very first F.A.T. dinner just recently by old friend and fab foodie frederieke janssen. eliza f from fatfoodtaxi and i waltzed our way to the newly launched 18 hewett street gallery in anticipation of the feastings and meet of new peeps ahead of us. the 6 course sit down extravaganza based on favourite childhood food memories from those invited was a huge task from a small kitchen and perfectly executed by fredie, alice and terence. we ate well – high food notes were hit with the masterly interpreted egg chip, red bean tacos and fish sandwich especially, and drank quite a lot by the light of candles and surrounded by kutmah’s prison drawings on the walls. a more than wonderful night was had here, where new food met nostalgia and with take-home F.A.T. ketchup too – woohoo! get F.A.T.
F.A.T photos by addie chinn.
and teddy fitzhugh.
fredie spent time from her hectic schedule and answered bdwa questions – with thanks and love for a great night. x
1. list your favorite places to do, be and see.
2. was there anyone that inspired you from the beginning? who inspires you now?
3.tell a little about your background.
i grew up in maastricht, a cute town in the south of holland. when i was 17 i moved to amsterdam to study fashion design. our teachers told us ‘your life has to be fashion, fashion, fashion! 24/7!’ – which freaked me out as i dreamed about writing a book, throwing parties, owning a gallery, being a music journalist, so i left school to study media. 10 years later and now i’m in london where i work at a boutique creative agency (protein.co.uk) where i do all the awesome things i’ve ever dreamed of: i run a gallery(18hewettstreet.co.cuk), work on an arts funding project for beck’s, throw parties in paris in paris and help curate london-focused editorial content for europe’s best under the radar travel guide: london.unlike.net (i discovered unlike on the night – ’tis good, check it out.)
4.what is it exactly that you do?
5. what are you currently collecting?
6. what are you listening to at the moment?
7. what would be your ideal collaborative project?
8. your favorite food to prepare/cook/eat?
11. favourite destination?
there is a shop around the corner from my place that i call ‘the panflute’. i buy my weekly supply of dumplings, kimchi, miso and edamame there. they play panflute versions of phil collins’ “think twice”. the staff in there are so sweet. i don’t know what it is exactly but this place makes me so happy.