Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Secret Session to Change "Molecular Gastronomy"
I just received an email from a chef friend in Spain. He told me of a secret session in Costa Brava with some of the most influential people in the molecular movement. The premise of the meeting is to find another term besides molecular gastronomy to describe the movement of this radical cuisine. The argument is that we need to change the term or it will destroy movement. The consensus seems to be leaning towards the word ORGASMIC, an acronym for ORganoleptics, Gastronomy, Art, & Science Meet Cuisine. A final vote is scheduled for tomorrow morning with a press conference to follow. They will announce the final name by creating giant edible alphabet letters that will be suspended by hot air balloons. As they move across the country side in Spain, they will drop to form the new term for "Molecular Gastronomy" After the letters have been used, they will go to feed some lucky school children in Spain.