Tattfoo Tan, Miso Vegetables Soup (left) and Fried Rice with Beans, Corns and Snow Peas (right), 2013.
As climate change poses increasing threats to our agriculture, artist Tattfoo Tan challenges us to reduce food waste by rethinking what produce should look like. On Creative Time Reports, Tan shares creative techniques for salvaging deformed vegetables, which, with a little love, are transformed into beautiful meals.
Above are images of meals Tattfoo made for NEMRE: New Earth Meals Ready to Eat, in which he saved potatoes and carrots rejected by grocery stores. After they were cleaned and chopped, these ugly vegetables became beautiful ingredients for his meals, which he then dehydrated and vacuum-sealed.