… They prepared and served three dishes, all the while talking about topics as diverse as psychoactive foods, food rituals, the origins of the fifth ‘savory’ flavor umami, and how Alex narrowly avoided having his arm amputated after being poisoned whilst preparing a toxic fish.
Stephan Doitschinoff stencils the cover design of his new book CRAS onto a plate using a mix of shoyu, ginger and wasabi, thickened using some kind of bacteria.
A collective destruction of the art as everyone mops up the design with thin slices of frogfish which, by the way, is one of the ugliest creatures I’ve seen. Tasted good though.
Next up, unleavened bread painted by Stephan using “chilli paint”
We eat the bread with slices of raw beef, “branded” with one of Stephan’s symbols.
The beef is topped with a sesame dressing.
It’s been a few years since I’ve eaten a host. And I’ve certainly never had one dipped in a mix of cachaça and flowering Amazonian herb jambu, which numbs the tongue.