Confectioner Siemon de Jong, better known as ‘Abel’, has been baking cakes with children on TV for twenty (!) years now. With trays full of flour, speckles and marzipan, De Jong enters the living rooms of children in the Netherlands to make a cake together for a loved one. hence the name Pies of Abel.
The children often tell the most special stories to the TV baker while baking. These stories are often about something they have to deal with in their daily lives. Because it can be such a moving program, has Subway some beautiful moments from twenty years Pies of Abel organised.
New season of Pies of Abel
Before we look back, let’s look forward to the new season Pies of Abel. This jubilee season focuses on, among other things, being non-binary, living in a foster family, losing friends due to your parents’ divorce, forming identical twins, only being able to see your mother once every six weeks, your care provider putting the spotlight on your father, working hard to become a folk singer, having lots of step-brothers and sisters, getting to know the role of religion in your life and your donor father.
1. The gifted Auke
In 2014, the then 11-year-old Auke appeared in Pies of Abel. He wants to bake a cake for his teacher Co. The boy speaks clearly about his dreams of helping people. “Because if you are gifted, you don’t necessarily have to have a professor.” He also said that he was being bullied and that master Co helped him with that. In addition to football and current affairs, Meester Co loves nature and joking. Auke is also not averse to a joke, so he makes a funny natural cake for Co. Or was it just a natural joke cake?
2. Jasmine and Irma Sluis
10-year-old Jasmijn bakes a cake for her godfather. She lives with her two hearing brothers and her two deaf parents. Her uncle has Usher syndrome, which means that he is slowly becoming blind and deaf. Sign language is therefore central. It is therefore no surprise that Irma Sluis also makes an appearance in this episode. She is, of course, the sign language interpreter.
3. Ihsan from the neighborhood family
Ihsan would like to make a football cake for Patrick, the father of the neighborhood family he visits every week. Ihsan’s own father died before Ihsan was born, but Patrick does all boy things with Patrick. Ihsan regularly quarrels with his older brother Imran, but it’s always fun with the neighborhood family.
4. Araya with divorced parents
Araya’s parents divorced three years ago and she now lives with her mother and sister. She really wants to make a cake with Abel for her dear father Remy because she misses him so much. She is happy that her parents are getting along better after the divorce and she thinks that deserves a nice reward.
VPRO | Pies of Abel
Araya’s parents divorced three years ago and she now lives with her mother and sister. She really wants to make a cake with Abel for her dear father Remy because she misses him. Watch Cakes from Abel now on NPO Start: bit.ly/TvA-Araya
Posted by VPRO on Tuesday, March 1, 2022
5. S10 of the Eurovision Song Contest as a child
“I want to start a singing school when I grow up or become a youth psychiatrist.” S10 was 12 years old when she competed Pies of Abel. She talks about puberty, her twin brother and what she might achieve in the future… We now know a thing or two about that.
Cakes from Abel: Stien
‘I want to start a singing school when I grow up or become a youth psychiatrist’. S10 was twelve years old when she and Siemon made a cake from ‘Taarten van Abel’ and talked about life. Watch ‘Tarts van Abel’ on NPO Start: bit.ly/tva-S10
Posted by VPRO on Monday, May 9, 2022
The first episode of the twentieth season of Pies van Abel can be seen on NPO Zapp from today at 9.30 am.
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