Future Food!

19 Oct

This summer, in order to better myself, I decided to take advantage of all television had to offer. No, I didn’t watch soap operas or afternoon talk shows, and, no, I’m not being sarcastic. This summer, I became very interested in educational documentaries. The Science Channel, The History Channel, History International, and the Discovery Channel became my new outlets for entertainment. However, nothing grabbed my attention more than Planet Green’s show Future Food.

Future Food is a show about Chicago’s high-class Moto Restaurant. But this isn’t your ordinary diner. Moto’s menu (which is edible by the way), is like a page out of a chemistry book. Moto dishes fuse together science, art, and food into an interactive “multi-sensory” experience.” Guests can choose from the 10-course meal or the 20-course meal.

In order to promote his restaurant, Homario Cantu created a show on Planet Green called Future Food. On the show viewers get to see Cantu’s food experiments first-hand. Each episode has a theme that takes food to the next level. For example, the chefs create a banana split that looks exactly like a cheeseburger. Furthermore, using granola and a healthy diet drink, the chefs created items such as french fries with ketchup, cake, and onion rings that tasted like the real thing yet with healthier ingredients.

Future Food is not only entertaining, but it shows that Moto is more than a just a glamorous restaurant. It wants to change the way the world eats by cutting the fat, cutting the waste,  boosting the creativity, and boosting environmental awareness. I think the show is a great way to promote all the good things going on at Moto!

Check out this clip about Moto from the popular Food Network show, Unwrapped!


3 Responses to “Future Food!”

  1. chelseycomm4333 October 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I respect that you tried to use your television time to be productive. You did a better job than I did during the summer, although I do remember watching some Unwrapped shows. But what a neat restaurant! I want to go to Chicago now just so I can visit. I really want to try the dessert nachos. That is such an interesting concept for a menu, including the fact that you can actually eat the menu. Thanks for posting the video. That helped bring the blog to life. Do you have to buy a special cable package to watch the show?

  2. afurmage October 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    Thanks for the post Chelsey! Planet Green is avaliable on Dish Network, DirecTV, and some major cable providers. It was produced by the company that created the Discovey Channel. I think Planet Green won’t usually be found on basic cable packages though.


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