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Artist Packs Gourmet 12-Course Meal Into a Can; Willy Wonka Approves

by , 08/13/13
filed under: Art, News, Sustainable Food

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Artist Chris Godfrey is fed up with processed food. As a commentary on the state of our food system, Godfrey created a 12-course meal from local, organic and artisanal food – and then he packed it into a can layer by layer! The 12-course meal includes delicacies such as local cheeses, foraged ramps, risotto and grilled mustard greens, and it’s a far cry from the Spaghetti-O’s and SPAM that we’re used to seeing in cans.

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Chris Godfrey, Andy warhol, processed food, Canned 12 course meal

Canned food has never been this fancy – Chris Godfrey‘s 12-course meal offers a rainbow of delicacies, in cylindrical form of course. Godfrey pulled out all the stops while preparing the layers – the can includes appetizers like pickled kobe beef with charred strawberries, a pear ginger juice palate cleanser, and “Crack” pie with ice cream and vanilla tuile for dessert. The entire meal, which sounds a bit like something Willy Wonk would serve, comes to a close with a hazelnut latte.

Godfrey took each artisanal or whole food ingredient, and heavily processed it while adding gelatin to form it into layers. The project is a statement on food and the gimmicks that corporations use to get consumers to buy their not-so-healthy products.

Godfrey’s 12-course meal may not look like the most appetizing can on the shelf, but the artist drives the point that consumers buying canned foods are also ingesting a lot of other things (like preservatives and gelatins) along with their meal.

+ Chris Godrey

Via Daily Mail

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