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Our new food & design research collection. Here we will feature articles about design thinking and processes, food (of course), but more specifically food culture, cook book reviews, food and design trends and much more...

Monday meets Food Design: what's been happening in the last weeks

Here's your weekly round-up of food & design news: from a new enzyme hoping to break down plastic, egg shaped structures to celebrate Easter weekend, and world-known chefs sharing their secrets. Also, are you having strange dreams at the moment? You're not alone. Find out why!

Eight egg-shaped buildings from around the world

Dezeen have shared some egg-shaped architecture wonders: "Just in time for Easter, here are eight buildings shaped like eggs, including a golden sauna in Sweden, beach huts in South Korea and a micro home in Slovakia."

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Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours

The current lock-down situation is definitely getting us even more aware of sustainability issues such as food waste, but also plastic. Here we've read that scientist team Carbios who are behind this innovative technology, are aiming to get this developed on an industrial scale. "The enzyme, originally discovered in a compost heap of leaves, reduced the bottles to chemical building blocks that were then used to make high-quality new bottles. Existing recycling technologies usually produce plastic only good enough for clothing and carpets."

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11 Chefs Cooking us Through Quarantine

"Chefs need to cook and with many stuck at home under quarantine, it’s only natural that they start to share their recipes and techniques with the world" we read via Fine Dining Lovers. As you may have seen on social media, many chefs are sharing their skills and knowledge during this lockdown time, and people are getting more and more adventurous (seems like everyone is making sourdough at home now!). We'll all become pro chefs by the time this ends it seems! Browse through this list to plan your next cook-along recipe session with a world-known chef.

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Coronavirus has created an epidemic of weird dreams

"Lockdown stress and changing sleep patterns have led to a rise in unusual and vivid dreams – but that could be a good thing" explains Wired. I'm not sure about you but I've certainly been having some strange dreams. Perhaps because our daily routines have been shuffled a little, and we are shifting into new patterns and new activities (live Instagrams, Zoom calls and a lot of cooking?). Find out why this is happening!

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