Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
SF MOMA Art You Can Eat
The cooking and presentation of food has long involved some degree of artistry. When performed ably, it speaks to senses beyond our ability to taste, informing and thrilling the nose, heart, and eye. At the Blue Bottle Coffee Bar atop San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, a new menu presents the eyes with lots to appreciate. Various examples of modern art are being reproduced as menu items that don’t just loosely resemble said masterworks, but with which great care was taken to duplicate the art as closely as possible in edible form. Dining there may be the closest you’ll ever come to eating a museum work right off the wall, so, if that devouring museum paintings is on your bucket list (you strange person), now’s your chance.
On Saturday April 5th, 2013 in San Francisco, California, food-loving designers, developers, and entrepreneurs will meet, greet, and compete in a premiere event called the Food Hackathon. Aimed at addressing challenges in the food ecosystem on a local, regional and national scale, the 2-day event will bring techies and foodies together for networking and collaboration on ways to improve our food ecosystem. Tickets to the first Food Hackathon can be yours for $35 per person and can be purchased online here. Keep up with event goings-on by following @FoodHackathon on Twitter.
El Bulli in Your Pantry
A new line of molecular gastronomy essentials from Albert y Ferran Adrià is poised to make your kitchen the most acclaimed eatery in your neighborhood. Head chef of renowned El Bulli restaurant, Ferran Adrià knows a thing or two about transforming food into an experience unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. The full line of products (cleverly classified into three categories as Texturas, Ingenios, and Lyo-Sabores, dependent upon their respective functions and properties) can be found at the official website.
The U-Street Taco
This video posted to the Washington City Paper website chronicles the creation of the U Street Taco. Born in Washington, D.C., the formidable bite consists of a chili half smoke from iconic area eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl, wrapped in a jumbo pizza slice from Lorenzo’s Pizza. Watch as Washington City Paper’s Jon Fischer guides us step by step through getting the most out of the U Street Taco experience.
Via Washington City Paper