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The taste of the city

‘International food artist’ Alicia Rios claims that people have ‘a latent desire to devour their surroundings’ – a craving she aims to address by creating ‘edible food cities’. Rios has already made an edible Madrid, Melbourne and Gran Canaria, and is now turning her efforts to creating a map of London made entirely from foodstuffs. The ‘Eat London’ project will a 60m2 scaled-down map of London from Hyde Park to Tower Bridge, Oxford Street to Elephant and Castle, and will be eaten from 15 tables in Trafalgar Square. Astragal is keen to know what ingredients will be used. The Gherkin seems obvious. City Hall could be built from a large scallop, and Astragal is licking his lips at the thought of setting about a Centre Point tower constructed exclusively from Tunnock’s caramel wafers.

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