Food: Bigger than the Plate

Only a few more days to catch the exhibition, ‘Food: Bigger than the Plate’ is coming to a close on Sunday 20 October. Open since 18 May at the V&A Museum, it features over 70 experimental and contemporary projects, exploring global issues concerning climate change and sustainability stemming from the way we produce and consume food.

Bringing you the exhibition is BaxterStorey, the proud sponsor of the exhibition. A leading, independent hospitality provider serving well-sourced, sustainable and delicious food to workplaces across the UK.

The exhibition comes at a pivotal time with increasing global awareness concerning our relationship with food. It explores how individuals, communities and organisations are radically reinventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Every process in the food cycle is showcased in thought-provoking ways to get visitors to question and rethink how the choices we make can lead to a more sustainable food industry in the future.

From edible water bottles to mushrooms grown from coffee grounds which eventually end up on the V&A menu, the exhibition covers various aspects of the food industry including farming, trading and eating.

It is an eye-opener for the possibilities of building a more sustainable food industry. Wine bottles made from grape skins, a pedal-powered Bicitractor for small-scale farms and even fruit mapping to show the locations of London fruit trees.

Despite this, some exhibits are a little more stomach-turning. The cheese made from celebrities’ bacteria isn’t the most appetizing. But if you are feeling a little hungry by the end of the exhibition, you can end the journey at the Loci Food Lab. Request your order by inputting three words of your vision of the future of the food. The team will then make a tiny canape based on the words you choose.

To find out more about the exhibition, click here to visit the V&A website.