Our weekly serving of off-the-menu items—a few popular favorites from the week as well as a few morsels that may have slipped your notice.
The performance artist Marina Abramovic released a macaron at this week’s Frieze Art Fair in London in collaboration with art project/luxury art dessert maker Kreëmart. The macaron, with flavors that conjur the artist’s most vivid food memories of “My grandmother, early morning, making coffee…Then I remember the smells of fresh basil, thyme, cardamom seeds, and exotic smells from the trips I took later on and remember exploring volcanoes and waterfalls and remember this feeling in the early morning when I see the line of the sea just meet the ocean, and ocean meet the sky. All of this, in this macaron of me.” Okay.
Apple revealed their new set of emojis that will come with the iOS 11 update—there will be dumpling, broccoli, pot pie and Chinese takeout box emojis. The latter has been the missing, yet essential link for the eternal question: “What are you doing tonight?”
Indonesian street food vendor Bruxel is piloting a seaweed-based, biodegradable and edible wrapper at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali. The wrapper, a processed packaging solution unlike it’s sushi-based cousin, is a new product from Evoware, an Indonesian start-up that aims to reduce single-use plastic waste that is clogging the oceans.
As Noma, the champion for new nordic cuisine and one of the best restaurants in the world, prepares to open in their second location, the trappings of their original location in Copenhagen’s Christianshavn neighborhood are up for auction on November 2nd. With 500 lots up for sale through Wright and tableware and furniture which include Nina Nørgaard glassware, Aage and Kasper Würtz ceramics, furniture from the restaurant’s architects Space Copenhagen, as well as Scandinavian classics from Hans Wegner, JL Møller and a 20ft long table by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri.