Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sci-fi food

Intriguing article on foods from science fiction books and movies:

"ChickieNobs or soylent green, anyone?" 
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 17, 2012
In fact, ever since watching The Jetsons as a kid, I’ve been fascinated by the way ‘science fiction’ is often more science than fiction. Food is one of the writer’s favourite devices, one that immediately illustrates the culture of the time, whether it’s two thousand years in the past, or the future.

And here is a related article:

Blessed are the geeks
The Sydney Morning Herald
April 17, 2012
England's celebrated jelly-makers and architectural foodsmiths Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have seen the future. Not only that, they've cooked it. Working with micronutritionists, biochemists and nanotechnologists, they recently staged a dinner for KitchenAid in London that featured bioluminescent lollipops, insect-protein pasta and ChickieNobs.

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