In response to growing concerns around the environmental impact of the global food system, Ikea’s Copenhagen research lab Space10 has launched a cookbook promoting a healthier diet that’s also more environmentally sustainable.
Called Future Food Today, is a compendium of sustainable recipes, with instructions on everything from how to grow your own mushrooms at home from coffee grounds to a step-by-step guide on building a DIY micro-greens hydroponics station out of Lego bricks. Recipes follow the same innovative thread, from bug burgers, algae chips, Swedish meatballs made from mealworms, and Dogless Hotdogs, made from a spirulina bun and a dried, glazed carrot with beet and berry ketchup.
According to the cookbook’s editor Polina Bachlakova, assisting at-home cooks to produce their own food is a crucial component in the shift away from unhealthy and unsustainable diets.
The book definitely breathes fresh life into the concept of ‘growing your own’.