- The Plate
Software Creates New Flavors, Some Not for the Squeamish
I’m betting you’ve never opened your pantry and gone, “Huh, I wonder what would go really well with fermented cow manure right about now.”
But just in case you’re wondering, I’m told that jasmine and roses taste delicious with it.
Jonathan Brill, founder of Special Projects Agency, an innovation and design consulting firm based in Sausalito, California, is trying to shake up culinary traditions by creating a program that combines unexpected flavors based on their chemical makeups.
His nascent software, tentatively called “Why Flavors Work,” popped out the unlikely fecal/floral combination—and it’s delicious, says Brill. He quickly adds that you don’t actually eat the poop (please, please don’t eat the poop).
“You lightly smoke milk with dung from hay-fed dairy cows, and it