A Meal Fit For Futurists

What does a meal attempting to subvert our commonly held conceptions of food actually look like?

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs on December 2, 2009. @scottlachut

Futurism, which recently celebrated its one hundredth anniversary, was a multidisciplinary movement that sought to catapult Italy to the forefront of modernity by favoring speed, technology, youth and a “by any means necessary attitude” over the ways of the past. Though rather short lived, many of the ideas espoused by the group remain relevant, albeit at the fringes within our culture today, through such diverse manifestations as the cyberpunk genre  and transhumanism.

In celebration of Futurism’s lasting legacy, its radical philosophies and the cookbook it inspired, artist Karen Azoulay invented a meal to bring the movement to life. The result was a one-of-a-kind eating experience that played with technique, presentation, flavor combinations and the interplay of senses. Just in time for the holidays ReadyMade shares photos from the event along with a step-by-step guide to create a forward-thinking dinner party of your own.

[via Bitten]

[image via dullhunk on Flickr]

TOPICS: Arts & Culture, Entertainment
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Scott Lachut is PSFK Labs' Director of Consulting, working with a team of global researchers to provide leading companies with insights on the trends and innovation that are shaping the marketplace from both a consumer and business standpoint. His previous jobs resemble multiple chapters from Studs Terkel's "Working." Away from the computer his interests skew towards cooking and lawn games.