A culinary experience designed to taste the history of the Earth.
In collaboration with Jo Zayner, Jiabao Li & Cooper Galvin during SXSW 2022 at The ODIN.
The beginning: Big bang chocolate
When you bit into this chocolate, a chemical reaction occurres that simulates a rapid and sudden expansion.
Pre-life: Primordial soup*
Using fundamental ingredients like amino acids and salts, we formulated a soup designed to taste like the beginning constituents of the earliest life. Served in hand made clay cups.
Anthropocene: Glacier shaved ice
Ice cream made from Alaskan glacier water. Participants held their serving during a reading about the anthropocene, wherein the ice cream melts from the warmth of their hands.
Dystopian: Freeze-dried Big Mac®
A facsimile of the renown Big Mac was made in house, then slurried, freeze dried, and served in styrofoam containers.
Utopian: Mimosa egg*, lab grown chicken cells
A theoretical dish about a future where genetically modified chicken eggs could be anything. In this dish, orange juice was spherified resembling the yolk, while the whites were made of champagne. Served in a hand carved egg shell.
*My primary contributions