Last week i went cooking in rotterdam with our PizzaBakFiets…We were invited for the Eden Mobiel Festival to cook in their unexpected garden…and i could say it was so unexpected that i got lost in Rotterdam!!!AHHHH…. Dani, a brazilian friend of mine who was helping me that day, said to keep calm and bike forward! That words brought me peace…and some really good memories from the past!
Daniela comes from Botucatu…the city where i got in touch with the pizza culture. When i was a student i did lot’s of trips to the “Sitio Beira Serra” farm. There i learned the basic knowledge about Green architecture, Eco installations and of course Pizza Ovens!
My masters Brant and Victor Lotufo told me the most important lesson in my architecture career: It’s not about bricks, tomato sauce or clay…it’s about using those things to reach and connect with people!
All those memories came in a flash during my rushing bike trip…it’s not about being on time, delivering the pizzas,burning the wood…. it’s about giving the people chance of being part of it! Yeah!!!! Thanks Dani for the lesson… thanks Pacific Enterprise for the opportunity…and thanks Botucatu for existing:)
Hello Friends! After the big screen adventure ( which is still not done yet:) we came back doing our pizzas….and this time with an old friend! The super oven in the Basisschool Startpunt in Den Haag!They were opening the new vegetable garden and asked me if i could cook some pizzas for the guests…and i say YEAH! My first idea was cooking for some kids and their parents…but soon enough i realize that we should have more clients then expected! AHHHHHHHHH!!!! In the rush of preparing the things for the party arrived the crew how saved me ( and the party)….The student’s mothers!
They were so good i was quite ashamed with my young brazilian pizza skills! The pizzas finally were round, the composition were great and even the cooking technics was astonishing( one of the mothers took the pizza paddle and start cooking like it was the most normal thing in the world!) Yeahhhhh twice! They really took over the pizzeria!
In the end of the party one of the teachers asked me the secrets for cooking on the super oven…and i told her: Call the mothers crew! They know!
One year ago i’ve met a girl in a Rotterdam’s cafe…Speaking about things we liked we decided to share it with others…Our plan was making a trip with my Pizza Bike and her camera through the Netherlands exchanging pizzas for help during our journey… I was doing the food and she was shooting a movie! And guess what, It work out so well that we’ve got much more then we expected! We met new great people, explored new places and had a lot of fun! So much fun that this girl became my girlfriend:)YEAH…
After a year of postproduction we are bringing out the movie “Fietzerria, an adventure about sharing”…And at the premiere we met all people from the trip! I can say it was magic meeting them again…It reveals that feeling of being alive!
We believe that when we decide being open for the other, the other will be open for you…it’s just a matter of starting the process of sharing! And when you do, you will be surprised what you’ve got in return!