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Ricardo

Fooling the Nine Billion: Why We Need Good Food, Not More Food – Ricardo Salvador

This spring I was able to attend an amazing lecture by Ricardo Salvador called, “Fooling the Nine Billion: Why We Need Good Food, Not More Food.” Salvador is the senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.  This group is working with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food […]

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Windtunnel

The Dream of Flying – A Gastro Geographical Aerobanquet

I recently got an invitation to a unique banquet – of sights, sound, and taste.  I could not attend, but found this event to be an interesting combination of performance, site, and food. The event was part of The Wind Tunnel Project, which is a series of events that brings together new commissions and performances by artists in the UK […]

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Madmondays

MAD Symposium at the Drawing Center

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Last year I got into reading more sites and blogs about food and culture.  Last summer many sites were reporting on the MAD Symposium, an annual gathering of few hundred writers, chefs, scientists, historians and fermentation activists.  This year MAD was held in Copenhagen in August, and was dedicated to the topic of “guts.” At MAD, chefs from around the world […]

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Landscapes

Processed Views – Landscape of Processed Foods

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Fruit Loop mountains and canyons made of chips might be someone’s dream and another person’s nightmare.  Artists Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman created a series of landscape images in 2012-2013 made of processed food.  On their website, the artists write “As we move further away from the natural sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended […]

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Farmerfridge

Farmer’s Fridge – A Salad Vending Machine

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Vending machines are usually stocked with chips, candy bars, and other packaged foods  In Illinois, Farmer’s Fridge is creating a new type of vending machines, that are filled with salads.  The company makes the salad fresh every day, and daily deliver them to a vending machine.  The idea behind the company is that healthy and tasty food can be easy […]

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