Cross-species Cookbook


+ Tasting Menu for Geese and People
images by Debra Solomon

Spilt Peas Soup with Split Mung

Vegetable Matter Underfoot
vegetable carpaccio
vegepresse
w/aquatic insect powder, seeds and seepage

Pasta di Larvae
glutonous seed and leafcloaked pasta
w/cress emulsion


Muddy Water Feather Leather and Murkish Delight

+ Ooz Project: Initial Recipe Inventory of Foods for Geese and Humans
September 2003

by Debra Solomon, guest artist, culinary advisor, food designer.

Muddy-Water-Feather-Leather
(description: gummy caramel akin to 'fruit-leather'. Pressed into this are various seeds e.g. sunflower, broken-flax, pumpkin, black sesame, white sesame, and poppy seed. Looks like muddy swamp water with valuable nourishing bits in it)
" Sedge n seeds
" Caramel sesame

'Mock Larva' Dumplings
(description: rice flour dumplings. Looks like larva)
" Watercress dumpling
" Seeds (black seeds) dumpling
" Sea coral (nl. zeekraal) dumpling
" Seed and sea coral 'worm-cigar' dumpling

Mochi Puffs
(description: oven-baked rice flour dumplings. Looks like larva or grub with warm colours)
" Watercress mochi puff
" Seeds (black seeds) mochi puff
" Sea coral (nl. zeekraal) mochi puff
" Seed and sea coral 'worm-cigar' mochi puff

Crackers
(description: oven-baked thinly-sliced rice flour dumplings. Simply a cracker)
" Watercress cracker
" Seeds (black seeds) cracker
" Sea coral (nl. zeekraal) cracker
" Seed and sea coral 'worm-cigar' cracker

Sprouts
(description: all seeds and grains can be sprouted. Waterfowl love sprouts.)

Green Rolls
(description: barely steamed, pressed greens rolled tightly into a 'log' and cut. Like stamped vegetation one would find in the wild.)
" Green on Green: all leafy greens are suitable for this

Mushes
(description: blended and finely chopped leafy greens, sometimes mushes are rolled into a leaf - to imitate rotting vegetation one finds in the wild. Can serve as a thick sauce to the more 'pasta'-like mock larvae.)
" Leafy mild 'water' herbs: watercress, mint)
" All leafy greens (paksoy, ka choi, spinach)

Juices = Soups
(description: juiced leafy greens and grasses, very nutritious. Used as a 'soup' base, lightly warmed. 'Mock-larvae' can be served in the soup base.)
" Leafy mild 'water' herbs: watercress, mint)
" All leafy greens (paksoy, ka choi, spinach)

Gels
(description: jellied juices = soups)
" Leafy mild 'water' herbs: watercress, mint)
" All leafy greens (paksoy, ka choi, spinach)

Foamed Gels
(description: jellied and whipped-up, foamy juices = soups)
" Leafy mild 'water' herbs: watercress, mint)
" All leafy greens (paksoy, ka choi, spinach)