February 25, 12pm–1:30pm PT (new date)
UNEXPECTED INGREDIENTS: Smog Tasting, De-Extinction Dinner and Glowing Sushi Cooking Show
Online event: Register here
Join us for Unexpected Ingredients! a talkshow-lecture that explores “Planetary Indigestion” through recipes, menus and tasting notes. Hosted by the artist group The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, the event will feature three guest experts from UC Santa Cruz.
During this interactive online event we will explore and debate: organisms or compounds that are not usually considered foodstuffs or are not-yet ingredients. Examples include: smog, de-extinct pigeons or pyroaerobiome.
How do the unexpected ingredients in our current or future food system impact taste, nutrition and environmental health? Is our food system driving Planetary Indigestion, or is Planetary Indigestion reshaping the human food system?
Our guest UCSC experts will help us decide: interrogating a series of ingredients and deciding which recipes to EAT!, REHEAT!, or COMPOST!. Along the way, audience members will get a chance to voice their opinions, ask for tasting notes and refine the menu further.
PLANETARY INDIGESTION is a year-long series of conversations and performative lectures about food, ecology & biotechnology between the Center for Genomic Gastronomy (CGG), UC Santa Cruz faculty and non-institutional expert guests. The series is anchored by four public online lectures during the artists' residency period (October 2021 - September 2022) with reading groups, artist hotlines, and experiments to be announced along the way.
All lectures are free and open to the public with student participation strongly encouraged. View the full schedule of events