The Myth of It/Eat – Plant Banquet
Open your association of food and the body . relearn how to “eat”
This year, “In Time Of” opened a daily life story concept store – “The Store In Time” at The Mills. Different community stories are presented through a series of cultural and community projects focusing on “local farming ‧ seed ‧ ingredients ‧ stories” We hope that visitors will take away not only a product, but also the story of the creator. We also hope that the public will reflect and explore the relationship between food and daily life.
To choose or not to choose
After the “Ritual of Dining” and “Food for Soul, Read for Stomach” project, The Store In Time keeps exploring the local flavor with everyone in order to reestablish a connection with our land and soil. We have access to a huge variety of resources and ingredients in today’s society, but there are also more news stories and web articles about food issues than ever before. The industrialization of food preparation and the emergence of the fast food culture have caused the final consumer of food to lose awareness of the origin and method of food production. We can either choose to do nothing or regain our self-control and reconnect the food to the land in order to relearn how to “eat”. Establish a sense of ritual and spend some time eating well through this learning process.
“The Myth of It/Eat – Plant Banquet” Details
Date & Time:
26/11 18:00 / 20:00
Venue: ROOOT (Shop 119), The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan
Existence value outside mainstream value
This time, The Store In Time invites the food design team Deep Food and the contemporary dance group TS Crew to collaborate on a unique dining experience. A school of life is delicious food. Through the experience of ceremonial eating, we evaluate our ability to care for nature and our bodies while selecting food, as well as how to redistribute the leftovers and retrieve their worth. To explore elitism, industrialization, and diversity in food, Deep Food breathes fantasy and life into cooking, creates mythical characters, and reflects those characteristics on food design. These issues are exactly what we deal with on a daily basis; they represent mainstream values in modern society. How many victims have these systems resulted in? Does being outside of the mainstream render something valueless?
Association of body and food
The TS Crew will become staff of the restaurant. The meal is delivered to the diners through crew members’ free swinging in the room, acting as a communication link between the food and the diners and presenting the association between body and food. In order to broaden the public’s perspective on association of food and the body, the cooking process is incorporated into the eating experience in addition to the food itself. This time, “The Myth of It/Eat – Plant Banquet” will take place at ROOOT, a restaurant in The Mills that advocates the use of local ingredients. The venue’s features and cultural background will be incorporated, together with local cultural elements, to create a distinctive culinary experience. You Are What You Eat. Your body will honestly reflect what you eat. Choosing food is not a trivial activity, and eating is not only a necessary daily activity for survival but also a social activity.
Have a unique eating experience and learn to think about what to eat again.
“In Time Of” programme is a community project introduced by Nan Fung Group with sustainable development, community design and art and culture as the main focus. We co-create with the citizens and connect with different people in the community.
This year, “In Time Of” will open a daily life story concept store – “The Store In Time” at The Mills. Different community stories are presented through a series of cultural and community projects focusing on “local farming ‧ seed ‧ ingredients ‧ stories” We hope that visitors will take away not only a product, but also the story of the creator. We also hope that the public will reflect and explore the relationship between food and daily life.
Opens Every Wed-Sun (Closes on Mon-Tue)
Time : 12:00-18:00
Venue : G/F (Near Pak Tin Par Street Entrance)