Weekend Diversion: Raw Ingredients, Cubed (Synopsis)

“That’s what you get for being food.” -Margaret Atwood

Sure, we need food to live. But in our world of highly processed, easily-accessible foods, unless we're doing the prep and cooking ourselves, it's easy to lose touch with what the raw ingredients are actually all about. Have a listen to Australia-based band, The Middle East's amazing tune,

Pig Food,

while you consider the artistic achievement of the Dutch duo: Lernert & Sanders.

Image credit: Lernert & Sander, via http://lernertandsander.com/cubes/. Image credit: Lernert & Sander, via http://lernertandsander.com/cubes/.

By taking 98 different foods and constructing 2.5 cm cubes out of them, they've showcased the intricate, unique and natural design of a variety of fruits, vegetables and meats. And with it, I feel, they've really captured what the essence of these foods actually are.

Image credit: Lernert & Sander, via http://lernertandsander.com/cubes/. Image credit: Lernert & Sander, via http://lernertandsander.com/cubes/.

Go read -- and view -- the entire thing, and see if you aren't as blown away as I am!

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Horseradish .....

What, no soylent green cubes?
And Yes PJ, you hit the mark.

By Ragtag Media (not verified) on 17 May 2015 #permalink

Give the prize to the chioggia beet.

I find this interesting:
High Water Content Fruits
Watermelon and strawberries contain about 92 percent water per volume. Other fruits with high water content include grapefruit with 91 percent, cantaloupe with 90 percent and peaches with 88 percent water. Fruits containing 87 percent water by weight include pineapple, cranberries, orange and raspberries. Apricots hold 86 percent water, while blueberries and plums contain 85 percent water. The water content for apples and pears is 84 percent. Cherries and grapes contain an average of 81 percent water. And, a banana’s composition includes 74 percent water.

High Water Content Vegetables

On top of the vegetables list are cucumber and lettuce, consisting of 96 percent water. Zucchini, radish and celery are comprised of 95 percent water. Ninety-four percent of tomato's weight is water, and green cabbage is 93 percent water. Vegetables that contain 92 percent water include cauliflower, eggplant, red cabbage, peppers and spinach. Broccoli is 91 percent water by weight. Additional healthy hydrating foods include carrots with 87 percent water and green peas and white potatoes with 79 percent water.

Thank Your Flavor of Choice For "Water".

By Ragtag Media (not verified) on 18 May 2015 #permalink