This is a brand new page that is working on detailing the flavor based projects I have been working on.
Working with flavors was a natural progression of my work with scents. As I was producing my own essential oils from plant materials, many of the plants I was working with were edible, and as such I quickly realized that I was making food safe oils with this process. My first scent based project were my Botanical Flavors, which quickly expanded to a project with a 100+ flavors I was experimenting with. Coming from a visual art background I found the application of these flavors in an art context interesting, there were–much like my scents– fugitive but also in many ways far more difficult to lock down in the creation of a visual artwork. The vast majority of the work I’ve done with my flavors has been in the form of recipes that use the flavors to make unusually flavored foods and beverages.
Further projects that have grown out of the botanical flavor project were the use of synthetic flavors, ones that have no analog in nature. And another project focused not on aromatic flavors but instead on primary tastes. I have been calling this project the Salt Project.
Impossible Flavors in the overacting title I give to three closely related flavor projects. The first, as described above is my Botanical Flavor project. These are concentrated flavors much like vanilla extract that are made from essential oils and formulated myself. The idea of these flavors is to make a highly unusual flavor that can be widely applied to many different foods. Very similar are my Synthetic Flavors, these function in exactly the same way but are made from entirely synthetic means and no not have natural analogs. The third and final category are flavors that are not representative of one specific source or method but instead are like a recipe in of themselves. These are made from a mix of sources, including commercial flavors made outside of myself. The third class are intended to be akin to a new kind of flavor profile that is representative of something that doesn’t exist, in either the synthetic or natural realm. This third class can be in the form of a concentrated flavor but also in the form of various syrups, beverage additives and even alcohols.
The salt project has been an exploration into the idea of what if you used a salt shaker but instead of salt something else came out. This exploration has been both one into the absurd, such as Hot Sticky Salt but also one into the idea of formulating idealistic salts, such as a salt that is more savory and salty than regular salt.
REALLY SLIMY THINGS