weekly round-up of our favorite finds from the front lines of food
- Advanced playing with your food: a dragon made out of watermelon (above) from The Invisible Underground.
- Parisian bananas (beyond Josephine Baker's famous skirt) Urbanana hopes to rethink urban agriculture with its concept of a vertical banana plantation.
- Maine lobsters are cropping up in fashion colors, like blue and orange. "Color variation, which is caused by random genetic mutation, is nothing new. But odd-colored lobsters are becoming much more frequent than previously believed. Orange lobsters were thought to be a one-in-10 million occurrence — but a 100 lb. batch shipped to a Maine restaurant last month contained six of them."
- Mowing kiwi fruit, biking on hills of corn — scenes from Minimiam, an ongoing art series by husband and wife team Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida, who take tiny toys and place them in worlds made of food via Laughing Squid.
- Long-range menu planning is underway for the proposed 2030 mission to Mars. Our future in space involves lots of tofu and hydroponics.