Lotte de Haan

Typical to the Greek food culture is the use of every part of the animal or plant. When Lotte went to the weekly market, she was surprise to see that all the unsold fruits and vegetables were left behind onto the streets. This was due to the insufficient storage for the food. Market salesmen could not take it back home. She decided to set up a street kitchen that prevents vegetables from going to waste in a city full of people who are hungry: Athens. She made symbiosis: it is an open street kitchen that can be used by anyone to process food from the street, on the street. Salesmen like to talk about ‘the life is in front of the market’, but is there also life after the market? Where the market ends, symbiosis continues. Lotte want to give everybody the opportunity to share and fill the belly and the hearth with warmth.

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