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Young UK designer Chris Godfrey provides the last word on convenience foods with his 12-course meal in a can. What dishes would you include if you had the chance to create such a monstrosity?

Meals in a can are always a no no, sorry, let’s be a bit more specific, that’s any type of full meal in a can. We’ve already seen things like full English breakfasts stuffed into tins and whole Sunday lunches dumped in pans direct from a can – but this next canned meal features no less than 12 fine dining courses neatly packed within cylinder shaped metal shell.

The idea of the 12-course can comes from the artist Chris Godfrey. The project is called ‘All in One’ and was made as a comment against the canned food market and the ever growing gimmicks used to differentiate food products.

Speaking about his strange concept, Godfrey said: “Contemporary culture means on every trip into town that you’re bombarded with gimmicks galore. Gimmicks often diminish their products to turn a profit; downgrading on the content but selling you something thats ‘50% more’. The All in One 12 course meal offers the average Joe the chance to dine like royalty without the washing up.”

The layout of courses is sure to turn a few heads and as far fetched as this may all seem we like that the artist is just trying to highlight a growing problem by taking it to the very extreme.


That meal in full…
1 – A selection of local cheeses with sourdough bread
2 – Pickled Kobe beef with charred strawberry
3 – Ricotta ravioli with a soft egg yolk
4 – Shitake mushroom topped with filled peppers
5 – Halibut poached in truffle butter in a coconut crepe
6 – Risotto foraged ramps, prosciutto and fresh parmesan
7 – French onion soup with fresh thyme and gruyere cheese
8 – Roast pork belly and celeriac root puree
9 – Palate cleanser, pear ginger juice
10 – Rib eye steak with grilled mustard greens
11 – Crack pie with milk ice cream on a vanilla tuile
12 – French canele with a malt barley and hazelnut latte

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