The Intersection of Art, Science and Food

Just learned about an intriguing event at East Central College in Union, Missouri. From Monday, September 3, through Friday, September 7, artist Dan Schwarzlose will be presenting Synesthesia, a work in which viewers select sounds, smells, tastes and textures from a "bar." The press material I received talks about edible paper that tastes "like the circus" and "listening to black."

Helping out with the event will be Ben Roche, the molecular-gastronomy-inclined pastry chef at Chicago's highly touted avant-garde restaurant Moto. Schwarzlose and Roche will give a public presentation on Wednesday evening. For more information, visit East Central College's site.

Here's a video of Roche explaining the work that he and chef Homaro Cantu do:

-Ian Froeb

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