Food & Drink (183)
Bake this cookbook
German firm Korefe designed “The Real Cookbook”, the first cookbook you can read, bake, and eat. The cover and pages are made out of sheets of pasta with words on them that can be read, opened, filled with ingredients, cooked and then eaten.
Why it matters
Books are extending beyond their primary use of delivering information, and are becoming a means to an end. “The Real Cookbook” pushes the boundaries even further by making the book part of the meal. Cookbooks are a tool to teach us how to eat, and now they can become what we eat. We are seeing a movement towards getting the most utility out of anything we use, but is it actually useful? How can a novelty be repositioned as a necessity?
Quiosques do Refresco (refreshment kiosks) are reviving an ancient tradition in Lisbon. Entrepeneur Catarina Portas (an ex-journalist) and architect João Regal have recovered and reopened three previously abandoned old city kiosks to offer traditional, simple Portuguese drinks and snacks to passing customers.
Zéro Gâchis’ application connects consumers with retailers offering discounts to reduce food waste.
Merchants who have products close to the expiry date in stock can sell it with enticing price reductions, while consumers will be alerted to the price cuts in real-time.