When in Stockholm
This weekend I went to Spritmuseum to see an exhibition called “The Future of food & drink”, with a friend of mine. It is a show about “future visions, health trends and climate-friendly cuisine”, all of which play a huge role in social and political forums today. It really makes you reflect on our history and cultural habits, how we consume but mostly how new inventions could change our food industry. My head started to spin on new ideas straight away😊
I am not going to spoil the entire show for you, but I’ve picked out a few bits and pieces that hopefully will get you interested.
Tracking our food
Entering the exhibition, one of the first thing you see is a section about tracking food. Here you get to learn about how the development of blockchain technique will allow us to trace and follow the entire product chain, until it reaches our home. As a result, the consumer will be able to demand a higher level of quality controls, better working conditions and animal agriculture. How cool would it be, if it also would allow us to see the that affect the specific chain has on the climate? Maybe that’s the next stage!
We continued with excitement and two other sections that I must mention, points out how much the industry is changing.
From meat to vegetables
Today we see a huge shift in people’s behaviour. We tend to find our protein in vegetables rather than meat. The way we choose to eat has become more than an environmental statement, we identify ourselves by it. Are you a vegetarian, a vegan or a flexitarian? Different sub-cultures enter the culinary world, create trends and require us to make changes. Some may even say these sub-cultures are equivalent to religion.
Taboo food 2050?
In the 18th century mushrooms were what we would call taboo food, today we cannot picture the culinary would without it. Will we still be eating meat and drinking wine in 2050 and how will we look back on 2019, that is an interesting question. What do you think? Tell me your thoughts!
The exhibition offers so much more then this, but I leave you to discover it on you own. 😊
Visiting this exhibition, you should take the opportunity to see what else Spritmuseum has to offer. One show that is worth seeing is “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation”. Here you learn about the Swedish “snaps culture” (singing included), the Swedes bittersweet relationship with alcohol, you experience a hangover, play games and get try out flavour. How much fun is that?!
Remember, before you leave you should stop by the museums shop. Their selection of books is great, have a look at Eat Good, Kimchi och kombucha, The Modern Cook’s Year and The world-changing cookbook. But don´t forget the art and gifts, also amazing! #adlinks
Visiting the Spritmuseum you can do for many reasons, not just the exhibitions. They offer wine tasting, spirit tastings and have a fantastic restaurant, that in the summer also has a terrace with a view to die for. Picture beautiful! 📸
Expect for visiting with family and friends, I would say it is PERFECT for fun, interactive date, TOP NOTCH!
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