Seasonal Pandemic Menu from Spaceship Earth, Latitude 37.8591° N, Longitude 122.4853° W
Augmented Reality Menu inspired by the philosophy of Buckminster Fuller for the Design Science Studio and Living Systems Collaboratory
Season: Winter 2020-21
by Maria Finn
Black Trumpets & Death
99% of who you are is invisible and untouchable. Buckminster Fuller
Black trumpet mushroom flatbread with Douglas fir tips, pine nuts and za'atar spice.
Black trumpets taste of exquisite soil and sobering certainty.
Porcini & Pleasure Risotto
I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb… Buckminister Fuller.
Risotto made with porcini stock, seasoned with porcini salt and served with porcini caps, fresh herbs and aged pecorino cheese.
The integral function of this dish is pleasure.
Herring & the Fertile Void
Pickled SF Bay herring served over preserved lemon-cumin yogurt with pickled onions, miner’s lettuce and wild onion blossoms.
It will make you fertile, or lonely, or creative, or everything or nothing.
Amuse - Bouche
Uni & the Underwater Apocalypse
At Least It's Edible
Purple sea urchin roe with nori and King salmon skin chicharrones dusted with fennel pollen.
We are on a spaceship; a beautiful one. It took billions of years to develop. We're not going to get another. Now, how do we make this spaceship work?" Buckminister Fuller
Truffles & Desire
Fresh wild, truffles shaved over house made
tagliatelle pasta tossed in butter and pecorino cheese.
Our skin has the same bacterial content as soil.
Our blood has equal portions of saline and other
minerals as the ocean. We are pulsing, hungering,
fractals of planet earth.
So where are truffles in our bodies? The desires waiting to be unearthed in us.
"Pretty Sure They're Candy Cap Mushrooms" Creme Brulee
SIP (Shelter in Place) House Cocktails
Gin with pine tip simple syrup - a taste of gratitude from nature for taking a few months off from voracious consumption so the trees could breathe.
Jalapeno infused vodka, blended at very high speeds with ashy ice, a dash of Angostura orange bitters.
Holiday Surge on Surge
Eggnog with whatever strange liquor we find and dust off and think, 'maybe this won't be bad with eggnog.
Jack Daniels & lemonade.
Wine & Beer
California Red Blend
Hints of smoke, fear, dark fruit, leather, with a slight tannic finish and a lingering sense that life will never be quite the same.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
From the Marlborough region of New Zealand. No, you cannot move there. They don't even want you to visit. But you can drink their wine and contemplate 'what if we had a woman leader when the Coronavirus hit?'
Just Wear Your Damn Mask IPA
Sour & hoppy with a slightly salty mid-palate that tastes of shame and fear.
New Social Pod Pale Ale
A fruity, nutty amber beer best enjoyed with new friends.