Clever Apes: Flavor tripping
We’ve seen and heard some pretty sweet stuff while producing Clever Apes, but in our latest excursion, we got to taste something very sweet. We recently visited the kitchen-laboratories of Chef Homaro Cantu. You may know him from his many appearances on television, on the web, or eaten at his restaurants Moto and iNG.
Cantu’s restaurants are filled with hi-tech gadgets and other innovations, and he has big ideas about how some of this technology might mean revolutionary changes for the world beyond high end fine dining. The point of the aeroponic garden is not only to provide fresher veggies in the kitchen but to also cut down on the “food miles” associated with the food he serves. According to Cantu, his garden is a testing ground that will hopefully prove that this idea is cost-effective and scalable in a way that will get fresher, more eco-friendly food to anyone who wants it.
Cantu uses the berry in his iNG restaurant to create sweet treats without sugar or artificial sweeteners. As you’ll hear in our taste test, lemons taste like lemonade. What does a spoon full of fat free sour cream with lemon zest taste like? Listen to the full podcast to find out.