Laila Gohar (US)

The Past, Present and Future of Food

July 14th – July 20th 2019

The Workshop

This course examines ancient methods and tools of food preparation and how these low-tech methods will define the way we eat in the future. The ‘future of food’ is a term which may involve a certain type of nostalgia to a slower paced life as it was before modern day interventions. Eating insects will not save the earth, but perhaps slowing down and eating consciously and together more often might bring us a step closer.

Students will study ancient cooking techniques and by the end of the course design a cooking vessel which they produce by using with what is found in nature. Using these vessels, a meal will be made and shared in the woods, where each student contributes a dish. The emphasis of our course will not be on each student’s dish per se but on the design and making of food and vessels and the importance of coming together to break bread.

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