Ant(i)Pasti is a unique patė recipe created using the Baltic forest ants as the main ingredient. The recipe was developed in collaboration with a Latvian Chef Janis Sprogis and later served at a public tasting where fourty people tasted an insect for the first time. The Ant(i)Pasti has a distinct taste of lemon and lemon-grass, that is typical for european ants. Ants are diverse in taste, and depending on the chosen species different flavours such as popcorn, bacon can be achieved. The dish was developed as part of the Anthropocene Cookbook event series 2017.
The Meal-in-a-pill is a three course dinner consisting of three swallowable pills: the starter – energy pill (synthesized caffeine), the main dish – protein pill (insect infused powder) and desert – edible PLA microplastics coated with sweetened cellulose. The concept has taken inspiration from the classic staple of science fiction. The three course meal-in-a-pill was served during the visit to Vilnius Art Academy, Lithuania in 2017.
The Origin is the first set of The Spices of the Anthropocene. This edible intervention lets you have a taste of some million years of history. 0-taste rice crackers are served flavoured with three unique spices: CarbonLost (pulverized, petrified forest, 225 million years), RaptorDust (grounded, pulverized raptor tooth, 94-101 million years old), Xterra (powdered meteorite, 4+ billion years). The spices are prepared during the performance using custom-made tools to pulverize hard items.
The Anthropocene Feast was a food experiment about eating the last dragon on planet Earth. This extraordinary event took place in Cesis Medieval Castle, Latvia in August 2017 and was organized to celebrate and reflect on eating in the Anthropocene – the new geological epoch. In case of mammoths our ancestors might not have known at the time that we were eating the last ones of their kind. But how would it taste, if you knew it was the last? To serve the Anthropocene Feast, the last dragon on earth was caught, slaughtered, cooked and served for public. This time we knew it was the last of its species. With the growth of global population and our impact on the ecological processes, it’s clear that most of the species currently living on the Earth, will not survive the Anthropocene.