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The Sportsman Tasting Menu – DIY

In short time, the (Western) food world has seemingly switched allegiances from molecular gastronomy to local foraged DIY (do-it-yourself), culminating in the crowning of noma as the world’s number one restaurant.1 Molecular food was always controversial but its legacy2 may be its insistence on challenging forms and techniques while holding nothing sacred. And in a delicious twist of irony, one could argue the molecular approach paved the way for the current locavore and DIY uber-trends in fine-dining – discarding “luxury” ingredients, taking to the fields and forest for new expressions, and mining history for forgotten seeds, breeds, and recipes – for there is always something new in the old.

the impossible tart
a manifestation of English humor I suppose

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