Eat This Tumblr: Cook It Raw

The most stunning collection of dishes you will probably never eat.

  • "Daniel Patterson’s dish at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, Baked beets, blueberry and beet juice, sorrel and lingonberries"
  • "Yoshihiro Narisawa’s dish at Cook it Raw Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 2011, Inori - Prayer"
  • "Claude Bosi’s dish at Cook it Raw Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 2011, Lick the monk"
  • "Magnus Nilsson and Yoshihiro Narisawa identify their finds while foraging at Cook it Raw Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 2011"
  • "Quique Dacosta’s dish at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, The rose and the red snow"
  • "Rene Redzepi, Magnus Nilsson, and Claude Bosi’s collaboration at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, Carrots, Lappish potatoes, raw wild mushrooms, lingonberries, blueberries and broth"
  • "Fredrik Andersson’s dish at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, Raw Lappish turnip, wild sorrel, dried fish salt, lingonberries and cream"
  • "Davide Scabin and David Chang’s collaboration at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, Arctic char and Lapland dashi with reindeer milk"
  • "Albert Adria’s dish at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010, Rye bread ice cream, mushroom and balsamic caramel, yogurt, apples and honey"
  • "Alex Atala celebrates after taking a successful shot at Cook it Raw Lapland 2010"
  • "Rene Redzepi’s dish from Cook it Raw Collio 2010, The Jensen’s hard winter of 1941"
  • "Albert Adria’s dish from Cook it Raw Collio 2010, Apple rose with an ice cream heart"
  • "Sean Brock’s dish from Cook it Raw Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan 2011, If pigs have wings"


Cook It Raw is a series of events where big name avant garde chefs (think René Redzepii, Albert Adrià, Alex Atala) come together to “create unique dining experiences that explore and question social, cultural, and environmental issues”—and, praise Yeezus, it turns out it has its own Tumblr. What it reveals is that beyond the manifesto, Cook It Raw is really superchefs meeting up in amazing international locales like Collio, Italy or Lapland and making insane dishes from strange ingredients.

The resulting Tumblr (and book) are filled with stunning photographs of dishes like “tortellini of reindeer blood, reindeer heart, puffed barley, and light lingonberry broth”—the result of a collaboration of Alex Atala, Hans Valimaki, and Frederik Andersson. The food itself might not be entirely approachable, but it sure is pretty.

Click through the gallery above for more pictures of the most beautiful dishes you will probably never cook or eat. All pictures courtesy of Cook It Raw.

If you’ve never seen it before, you should also definitely watch the episode of No Reservations where Anthony Bourdain goes to Cook It Raw: Japan.

 

 

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