AMSTERDAM: Joris Bijdendijk, chef of restaurant Rijks in Amsterdam who distinguished himself for a number of creative ideas to keep working during the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a new idea which this time also thinks of those most in need. Together with Brandt & Levie, one of the most renowned sausage makers in the Netherlands, he has created a canned pea soup or ‘Snert soup’ as it is called in the Netherlands. The soups are being sold in different Snertbars that have been opened.
Joris and Brandt & Levie have pledged to give one can of soup for every purchase to the Amsterdam Food Bank.
In the first week, over 1,000 cans of soup were collected for the Amsterdam Food Bank. The target has now been set for 5,000 cans of soup.
Together, they are not just making a soup but also have created a fashion collection around Snert Soup. On their website, you can buy a range of t-shirts and hoodies created in a sustainable manner using premium inks that are eco-friendly and waterbed.
“This is the canned food revolution,” said Joris Bijdendijk. “It is a way of bringing comfort food on rainy winter evenings but also of combining it with fashion.”
“With every sale, we will give a can of Snert Soup to the Amsterdam Food Bank and hope that everyone will enjoy Snert this winter,” Joris said.
Pea soup is the icon of Dutch cuisine and Joris believed that it was suitable for caning but in his opinion it was not really good yet. “So now we can present a really tasty canned pea soup with the one and only Brandt & Levie smoked sausage.”