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ingredient availability
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Wednesday Oct 15th, 2009
The Interurban Gillett Bridge
over the Grand River
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
designed by samyazah developed by basat © 2009
Virtual Chef : Pathways to a Picnic

A potluck picnic over the river

We invited Grand Rapidians and the students of Grand Valley State University's 'Civic Studio' project to bring an ingredient for a bridge-top feast, mapping the path from the store or garden, to the bridge. (view the map and list of ingredients we collected)

Calling our Virtual Chefs, one located in France and the other in Turkey, we gave them a live tour of the ingredients at hand. Our chefs then spontaneously made up recipes, based on the food items we brought.

more event pictures

Recipe: Bread Salad

Recipe: Warm Fruit Soup

The Story: notes from Julie