Mouthfeel [and the Toothache Disco]


Part of  Something Held in the Mouth at Custom Folkestone, October 2019: a collective sensorial experience using ingredients inspired from the Mouthings programme. A special meal focusing on the somatosensory system, responsible for the physical sensation of taste known as ‘mouth feel’. A meal to be touched, sensed, examined with the tongue, the teeth, the mouth and the throat, a revealing of how it enters the body and how the body absorbs and ingests it. In collaboration with DJ Feralchild whose somatosensorial Toothache Disco accompanied the food and continued the experience through into the evening.


Chips and Vinegar
Salty Roast Potato bubble tea with balsamic vinegar pearls

English Breakfast
Bacon (Dehydrated smoked pumpkin rashers), Egg (steamed pumpkin with coconut jelly), Beans (Pumpkin gnocchi in chilli pumpkin sauce), Tomato (Portuguese spiced pumpkin balls), Fried slice (Pumpkin bread)

Jam Sandwich
Rye bread with apple jam, mackerel and sea buckthorn

Bread and Butter
Brown bread ice cream, butter powder, hedgerow jelly

photography by Rosie Lonsdale