Food for Thought

Arnoud van den Heuvel
October 1st 2007

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Food is no food. Food is scent. Food is temporary experience. Food is message.

Welcome to this magical gastronomy tour. You will enjoy the tasty (video)links below:

Works by Chef Ferran AdriÃ? Acosta (1962) / El Bulli, Costa Brava Spain: Video

strawberryroses

spaghetto

ackeessopa

greenstuff

Works by Chef Heston Blumenthal (1966) / The Fat Duck, Berkshire UK: Video | Video2

jellies

cauliflower

icepuree

twintowers

Works by Chef Grant Achatz (1974) / Alinea Restaurant, Chicago USA (works together with industrial designer Martin Kastner): Video

salsify

peanut

rhubarb

kobe

Dessert: a Video (click Play) about Biochemist Rachel Edwards-Stuart (1982) / Nottingham, UK.

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Hendrik-Jan Grievink
Posted 01/10/2007 – 16:27

Interesting how I'm getting a little peckish at seeing these beautiful pieces of art, while at the same time my sense of aesthetics is incredibly tickled. So, eating (which is one of the most basic and natural things to do for a human being) becomes increasingly connected with the world of art. Or let's say: connected with culture to broaden it up a little.
To me, these are interesting categories within the next nature debate. The same goes with sex. Anti conception (= technology) separated sex and reproduction forever. Nature became culture.
But with this food design it's something like nature becoming culture and then becoming natural again.
I have to rethink this, but first I need a sandwich…

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Joyce Nabuurs: To me this question seems to be a logical next step in the emancipation movement of the past century. More and more women entered the workspace, but the responsibility for pregnancy and childrearing remained female.

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