Something Different for Dinner: Toying with Taste

Something Different for Dinner: Toying with Taste

When you share a meal, what are the most important aspects? That feeling of wanting something different for dinner might be satiated by changing how we approach our meals on many different levels—not just the recipe. Do you spend time meticulously curating a playlist...
How to surprise oneself and others, and why

How to surprise oneself and others, and why

I hate surprises. I’m a generally anxious person—I like to know what’s going to happen, be in control, and I love my comfort [zone; food; -able bed]. But I also need to learn how to surprise myself and others. Surprise, argue Tania Luna and LeAnn Renninger...
A Conversation with The American Heart Association

A Conversation with The American Heart Association

A Conversation with The American Heart Association On Thursday, March 16, 2017, I (Zach McElgunn) had the pleasure of sitting down with Allie Atkeson, a Campaign Manager with the American Heart Association. Allie’s work focuses on increasing community access to...
SYNAESTH-EAT-SIA: A Multi-Sensory Dining Primer

SYNAESTH-EAT-SIA: A Multi-Sensory Dining Primer

SYNAESTH-EAT-SIA: A Multi-Sensory Dining Primer One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. — Luciano Pavarotti The five senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and...
A Molecular Gastronomy Starter Course

A Molecular Gastronomy Starter Course

A Molecular Gastronomy Starter Course Somewhere in the past 30 years, science and cooking got together and produced a culinary lovechild that combines the two in ever-evolving, ever-complex, ever-arbitrary (?) ways. Molecular Gastronomy (AKA modernist cuisine,...
Interview with The Wilton House Museum

Interview with The Wilton House Museum

An Interview with Keith McKay, Executive Director, The Wilton House Museum In the run-up to E.A.T.’s inaugural event in Richmond, VA, we sat down to have a conversation with E.A.T. Foundation’s very first host, Keith McKay, Executive Director for the Wilton House...