Neil Frame 07/01/70
Experimental Food Society | Alternative Entertainment
Camel’s milk ice-cream from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium; an interactive “sonic drink” installation; exploding cakes; pan-fried lamb’s testicles; a chocolate Eiffel Tower and a range of edible clothing…
The Experimental Food Society exhibition heads to the Truman Brewery on 21st and 22nd October and tickets are available now, in exchange for a mere £5.
The two day exhibition aims to showcase the not inconsiderable talents of the Society’s head-spinningly creative members, who include “jellymongers” Bompas & Parr; Buttervilla Funky who grow unusual edible flowers and plants; and Professor Roland Rotherham – an expert in historical dining. Teatime Production, another member, are the outlandish dining conceptualists behind the recent “Futurist Aerobanquet” project on which guests were taken on to a plane with air stewardesses and cabin service, before disembarking to dine on a menu taken directly from Marinetti’s Futurist Cook Book. The evening apparently culminated in a simulated plane crash and emergency evacuation, at which point a vintage ambulance arrived – sirens blazing – in order to serve pudding…
At the exhibition you’ll be able to meet the pioneering gastro-creatives behind some of the least likely foods imaginable: the types of edible delight that even Willy Wonka – one of the original food experimentalists, and a certified bampot – was unable to create. In addition there’ll be talks, demonstrations and interactive exhibits.
If you’re keen to enjoy more than just the exhibition, then £60 tickets are also available for a “wild” themed banquet at the Folly on Sunday 23rd October, which will feature even more culinary oddities, a food cabaret and a variety of surprises that are still being kept under wraps by the organisers.
For tickets go to the Experimental Food Society website, and click on “Socity Spectaculars”.
Experimental Food Society | Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
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The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Brick Lane, The City and East London, E1 6QL
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