The Photosynthetic Restaurant

Jonathon Keats is opening a restaurant in San Francisco, Sacramento but it doesn't serve food. It doesn't even serve humans. The Photosynthetic Restaurant caters to plants! He filters sunlight in various combinations to make the rays appetizing and nutritious for the plants. Humans are welcome to come and watch, and to contemplate how much we take plants for granted.
“My recipes are all based on the scientific study of plant physiology, applied to the fine art of cuisine,” Keats told Wired.com. “I’m publishing the recipe book so gardeners everywhere can prepare gourmet sunlight for their plants at home. For people who are lazier, or keep only a few plants indoors, I packaged my signature recipes for easy consumption by videotaping select wavelengths of natural sunlight and editing them into a quick and convenient TV dinner.

“I tried it out on my plants at home, and as far as I can tell, they responded well to my delectable mixtures of orange, violet and yellow, although I can’t be certain,” he added. “Cuisine is a form of communication, and mine won’t be complete until plants evolve a mechanism for food criticism.”

It's what they call concept art. The Photosynthetic Restaurant will be open April 16-July 17 at the Crocker Art Museum. Read all about it at Underwire. Link

(Image credit: Crocker Art Museum)

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