Tokyo – Food designer Martí Guixé wanted to experiment with eating liquids, so he created Embedded Drinks, a range of biscuits soaked in alcohol made for Tapas: Spanish Design for Food, an exhibition of Spanish cuisine on display at the Spanish embassy in Tokyo.
Guixé’s biscuits are not the traditional baked fare, however, but technical concepts of imaginary biscuits designed to enhance the way people taste liquor. In the exhibition, they are represented as 3D-printed models, and each has a different shape to match the drink. The whiskey biscuit has various sized holes throughout, so when the whiskey is poured it becomes oxygenated, which enhances the flavour. The hexagonal biscuit for vodka is flavoured with pepper, to bring out certain notes in the white spirit.
‘[An] embedded drink is not a cake soaked in alcohol, but an intelligent container [used] to taste in a much more technical [manner] without the need of a glass or a cup,’ explains the designer.
For more on Guixé’s ritualistic approach to food and drink, read our Inform interview with him.