Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Food News: Bompas and Parr Culinary Odyssey

For A Culinary Odyssey, KitchenAid have joined up with Bompas & Parr to prototype the dishes of the future, to explore the avenues for global food development and launch the KichenAid® 6.9L Artisan® Stand Mixer – the best performing stand mixer in its class.

The six-month research project culminates in an interactive event held at One Marylebone and the publication of a report on the ‘Future of Food and Food Preparation’ on Wednesday, 21st March 2012.

Bompas & Parr have worked with food designers, micro-nutritionists, set builders and biochemists employing cutting edge technology to create an event that provides insight into how we may eat in the future.
Food plays a significant role in science fiction as one of the clearest measures of how far we have journeyed from the present (J.P. Retzinger, 2008). Many science fiction authors and film directors invest considerable energy imagining the food of the future and their predictions offer areas for culinary speculation and innovation.

Okay, so it's effectively one giant ad for KitchenAid, but with the help of culinary event extraordinaires Sam and Harry, it should at least be a fun, albeit commercial, ride, with the menu incorporating genetic modification, entomophagy, nutraceuticals, nano-technology. Cocktails and canapes will feature our take on Burgess's terrifying Milk Plus from A Clockwork Orange as well as bio-luminescent enzymes, cooking with liquid hydrogen, sugar in the air, cooking with liquid hydrogen and the most intoxicating drink in the galaxy.

If you aren't tempted yet, The Experimental Cocktail Club (ECC) are making science fiction cocktails, Rhea Thierstein is designing sets that include the entire solar system in papier-mâché and Poietic Studio are building food levitation devices and the tropism well. On the evening, Future Laboratory will launch a report on science fiction prototyping and how we'll eat in the future...

Tickets available from noon on the 8th March for £5 from www.jellymongers.co.uk

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