Food Architecture: Bompas & Parr’s Occult Jam
Fare made from bizarre items to go with a Surrealist exhibition's theme.
As part of the Barbican Art Gallery’s Surrealist Art Show featuring works by Salvador Dali and others, ‘food architects’ Bompas & Parr presented their Occult Jam which were jam preserves mixed with bizarre items of historical significance. The highlight was Milk Jam infused with a speck of Princess Diana’s hair. Other jams in their menu included Absinthe and pineapple with sand from the Great Pyramids and Plum and Oak with wood from Nelson’s ship The Victory. The jam was available for sale at the Barbican Art Gallery Shop.
Bompas & Parr describe their jam:
Since the dawn of time man has struggled to unlock the secrets of eternal life. Occult Jam is a small triumph over mortality. Base ingredients are preserved through their transformation into jam and enhanced with powerful artifacts.
[via Animal New York]