Food, culture and the environment have an intricate relationship that extends back to the origin of humans as a social species. To survive, we eat; to eat, we feed the environment that feeds us – food is a product of the reciprocal connection to our ecological habitats.
[FoAM] look at food from a holistic and systemic perspective. Too often however we eat in haste, forgetting to truly taste food. Tonight we’ll focus our minds on the taste of food, with its visual, sonic, olfactory and tactile properties that can energise and invigorate.
[FoAM] have been working with Ginny from Blue Sky Catering to develop a menu around [FoAM]’s Future Fabulators food scenarios. Building concepts on the future of food: Continue, Collapse, Discipline, Transform. Together they have developed a tasting menu comprising an Aperitif, Warm & Liquid, Coloured & Playful, Intense & Strange, Familiar & Nourishing, and Light & Ephemeral courses.
LateLab is a collaboration between the Edinburgh International Science Festival, New Media Scotland and the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics.