Color is a unique variable to use for flavor and aroma. One of my favorite scenes in a movie is in Dumb and Dumberer, when Lloyd sees a smoothie machine and exclaims “Wow! They have my two favorite flavors. Grape and Green!”. Of course green is not a flavor but indeed a color. But easily, I knew what flavor he was talking about. Green Apple. I currently have Kocanda, a painter and excellent mixer, working on a research article expanding on color and how it can affect the palate. Basically looking at a painting, full with a spectrum of colors, and to develop a recipe from it to find out if this is a viable way to create a recipe. And I want to extend the same type of challenge to you. Color is what makes up the “flavor” of our images. Whatever we look at we can understand the basic premise of what it is, but the color of the things we see determines its “flavor” or subtle nuances that differentiate itself from other objects. For example, there are two different rooms. One room is black and white, while the other is full of deep reds and earth tones. The “flavor” of each room is dependent on its color and both rooms have completely different vibes. Even though they are exactly the same room. With flavor, I want to see how far we can go with that narrative. And in this weekend assignment I want to go after the color BLUE.
I want you to create a recipe that best defines the color BLUE to you. There is no wrong answer here, there is only your creativity and your interpretation of what this color means to you in terms of aroma. Are you able to create a recipe that makes someone who vapes it say “wow this tastes like Blue”? Are you able to create a recipe using only blue colored flavorings? Make sure to post your recipe at the bottom of the page in the comment section so I can bring them up during Live Mixing next week and we can go over everyone’s assignment.
Below is my recipe that I developed. To me there’s an inherent “sadness” in the color blue but on the same wavelength a tranquil and easy feeling. The color blue both holds two ends of the emotional spectrum and I wanted to see if there was a way to not only capture the essence of the color blue, but that emotional wavelength as well.
A recipe that tastes and feels like the color blue
Recipe created for WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT: BLUE ->
If you’d like to have your recipe featured on LiveMixing, every Friday at 5:30pm est, make sure to leave a comment below with a link to your recipe. During LiveMixing, I will dedicate an entire section to going over the weekend assignment recipes and showcasing the creators who participated in it as well as critique and analyze their work.