"The Commissioner Cooks": Janez Potočnik cooks with Frank Fol, Belgian chef, and a group of students

Type: Report   Reference: I-067971   Duration: 10:03:31  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2010   First transmission: 16/11/2010
The Belgian Presidency of the EU invited European Commissioners to cook during the Week of Taste, a culinary event promoting traditional and healthy food. On 16 November 2010, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, visited 't Grom, the vegetables museum, in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, with a group of pupils. Together with Frank Fol, Belgian chef, and the children, he cooked organic dishes with seasonal vegetables.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of 't Grom, het Groentemuseum (vegetable museum) in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium 00:00:02
10:00:07 Arrival of Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, welcomed by 't Grom staff 00:00:08
10:00:15 Cutaway of cameraman 00:00:02
10:00:18 Janez Potočnik changing shoes for the visit in the vegetable garden (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:00:27 Welcome sign and group of visitors arriving 00:00:10
10:00:37 Cutaway of cameramen 00:00:02
10:00:40 Teacher and pupils in the vegetable garden 00:00:06
10:00:46 Janez Potočnik smelling a bay leaf (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:53 Group of children listening to their teacher 00:00:04
10:00:57 Teacher showing a horseradish root 00:00:05
10:01:03 General view of the group of pupils, their teacher, and Janez Potočnik (3 shots) 00:00:09
10:01:12 Cabbages 00:00:02
10:01:14 Janez Potočnik listening to the teacher's explanations 00:00:04
10:01:19 Group visiting the garden 00:00:06
10:01:26 SOUNDBITE by Janez Potočnik, addressing the children, (in ENGLISH): I still try to do a lot of sport and if you want to do a lot of sport you need to eat a lot of vegetables. 00:00:05
10:01:31 Group laughing (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:01:38 Teacher explaining vegetable production process inside vegetable museum and children and Janez Potočnik listening (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:01:51 Child looking at a fieldmouse 00:00:03
10:01:54 Janez Potočnik visiting the vegetable museum 00:00:04
10:01:58 Janez Potočnik putting on a cooking apron 00:00:06
10:02:05 Janez Potočnik washing salad (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:02:13 General view of kitchen with pupils and Janez Potočnik cooking (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:02:20 Child tossing salad (2 shots) 00:00:08
10:02:29 Chef Frank Fol and Janez Potočnik rolling up and cutting a "Wushi wrap" (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:02:47 Child rolling up a Wushi wrap (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:02:54 SOUNDBITE by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): when you eat, you have to think that with your decisions, with what you eat, you actually influence also the food which is finally produced; the food we are producing takes energy, takes good soil, takes that we have also to preserve the rest of environment; it is a fact that sometimes the production of food is also causing consequences on environment, which we would like to avoid. 00:00:33
10:03:27 Cutaway of children 00:00:03
10:03:31 SOUNDBITE by Janez Potočnik (in ENGLISH): I don't want to prohibit anything but I just want to say that we are all informed consumers and we should take care that when we take our decisions, when we buy in the shops, if we take from the shelve in the shop something which is packed three times, of course we know the things in which it is packed we will probably throw away; we have to think about the fact that by the decisions we make we are influencing as a consumer the way the world is going on; that is why it would be important that as informed consumers we change our patterns of consumption and via that implicitly we change also our patterns of production. (3 shots) 00:00:47
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