Reclaiming waste generated by a restaurant is a real challenge, so much so that a London designer came up with the idea of turning leftover fish and chips into dishes!
Choice of local and seasonal ingredients, adjustment of the quantities on the plate and reduction of the proposals on the menu, management of energy but also of waste… There are many reflection areas for a restaurant to reduce the environmental footprint of its activity . In England, in the Kentish seaside town of Margate, the seafood restaurant Angela’s, which relies on local fishing to delight diners, values leftover fish and chips in a way that is nothing short of astonishing. How ? The waste from this dish is processed into tableware by designer Carly Breame.
As part of a project entitled “Off the menu”, which consists of reusing the waste generated by the seaside resort to make it a model of localism, the artist recovers fish bones to powder them in a mortar. reduce after being burned in a pottery kiln. The goal is to obtain a material that can form the basis of ceramics. The designer then uses the skin of the potatoes to varnish the plates. Carly Breame reveals that she ensures that at least one part of each of her ceramics is replaced with waste that can be recycled. In terms of manufacturing, the work is a real challenge because each raw material reacts differently during cooking; which can make for surprises when each piece is completed, the artist said in an interview with Dezeen magazine.
The Londoner even went so far as to put together a complete collection of tableware that reflects the course of a menu. For the appetizer, the matching plate is made with oyster shells, mussels and scallops. The main course is served in another dish made from fish bones, while the dessert is presented in a bowl made with local clay and glazed with orange and banana peels and sprigs of mint. For coffee we drink our little black in a crockery made of coffee pads and charcoal ash.
Ultimately, the plates are intended to be used in Angela’s restaurant, where the designer has sourced all the waste for her ceramics, just to complete the circle…
(ETX Daily Up)