Digital Greenhouse’s “Vegetable Symphony”

A touch-activated digital greenhouse in Tokyo is more than visually stunning because of its psychedelic lights. This magical place is home to a “vegetable orchestra,” by studio PARTY. The garden contains seven types of vegetables, each of which, when touched by visitors, trigger different sounds and visuals. Sound artist Ray Kunimoto says, “Tomatoes are violin, carrots are trumpet, cabbages are oboe, mini radishes are flute, …

Vegetable By-Products Turned Into Waffles and Syrup

Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld’s proposed a new way to confront our global vegetable waste problem (where by-products are tossed rather than used). No, it’s not a soup. Rutzerveld has developed a recipe for sweet waffles derived from carrot, beetroot, or celeriac. She’s also created a syrup from the juices of those vegetables—through a water reduction process. Thus, these are entirely plant-based waffles (vegan and additive …

Four New Cook Books for Fall

From the non-traditional to vegetarian and scientific, these recipes will entice home chefs

While it’s—for better or worse—known for pumpkin spiced everything, fall is also when some of our favorite ingredients come back in season and the weather cools down enough for us to consider using our ovens again. With that in mind, we have chosen four new cook books that we’re testing out. From health-focused recipes to mostly vegetarian to science-based formulas, the selection is diverse, but …