Cross(x)Species Adventures


The Cross Species (xSpecies) Adventure Club enlists humans to explore a biodiverse and delicious future; to engage in culinary experiments; invest in food innovation; and participate in re-designing our collective relationship to natural systems.

Each event is an experience of the depth and complexity of our interconnections with nonhumans, exploring the web that traces our gastronomic, economic and material interdependency with butterflies, snails, geese, bats and other intelligent and delicious creatures. This supper club will present 5 courses of foods delicious and nutritious to both humans and nonhumans, with wine, beer and edible cocktail pairing and a take-home. This on-going lifestyle experiment is created by Natalie Jeremijenko, Mihir Desai (gastronomist superstar), Emilie Baltz of Fork & Design (design oversight), and other intelligent creatures.

Cross(x)Species what?
Reducing the environmental costs involved production, distribution, preparation and ingestion of foods is necessary but not sufficient. We can do more. Jeremijenko’s Cross(x)Species Cook Book and Adventure Club addresses the challenge of designing food systems that promote, augment and remediate ecosystems, that amplify the positive androgenic effect, rather than simply lessening the negative. Through wilderness adventures for your pallette you can support the research behind the Cross(x)Species Adventure Club and explore food webs, community structure, chemistry, nutrient cycles and the behavior of organisms within the context of complex ecological systems. For instance when enjoying the luxuriant creaminess of nanoWaterBuffalo Icecream [nano because of the size of the liquid nitrogen submerged ice crystals] you promote the producers (water buffalo) who demand reconstructed wetlands to reverse ongoing wetland loss for their own grazing and culinary preferences. Wetlands, are also the most effective ecosystems for sequestering carbon, and are required to produce the delectable; Wetkisses: Marsh*mallows for Kissing Frogs formerly known as Prince; and other items from the Lifestyles of the Wet and Slimy menu. Constructed wetlands can be designed as biodiversity hotspots to redress the greatest species extinction crisis the earth has witnessed since the disappearance of dinosaurs. Each adventurous mouthful of Cross(x)Species Adventure Club menu experiments will guide and instantiate these emergent food systems and habitats.

Testimonials from previous guests:
Hari Kunzru said of the drinks “like futurist jelly shots with added science” and on the dinner “a delicious banquet that was also a chemistry experiment and a message from the river” (www.harikunzru.com)

Information on more Cross(x)Species events

More delicious details about Cross(x)Species Drinks

Cross(x)Species Dinner at Bronx River Art Center

Cross(x) Species Adventure Club on Facebook

$ Note
There is a fee associated with these events to defray the costs involved in producing the food and drinks, in addition to the lab equipment, and costs to our marvelous hosts: Eyebeam Museum. The cost is comparable to other supper clubs in NYC, and is a fraction of a similar restaurant meal. Initially we thought that your monetary contribution could support OOZ, Cross(x)Species research, and our supporting organizations as fund raising dinners. However, we decided to keep the fee to a minimum while sufficient to cover food of exceptional provenance. A contribution that exceeds the minimum will support this research and development–any micro-investment will be acknowledged. However, it is your participation that is most valuable to these Cross(x)Species experiments. Furthermore it is your potential experiential and intellectual contributions that are invaluable to developing food systems that improve environmental health.
Your monetary contributions are none the less appreciated and do confirm your seat. Leave comments for any clarifications required. Thank you for exploring these culinary possibilities.

Here’s to adventurous eating.

4PM Hands-on workshop introducing molecular gastronomy, nutrient cycling and the effects of the oil spill on connected environments

6PM An extravagant 5 course cross(x)species dining experience for the adventurous. Delicious edibles with paired alcoholic drinks trace the transport of oil thru effected ecosystems.

EXPLORE emerging food systems that augment biodiversity and improve environmental health.

INVEST in a biodiverse future.

LOCATION: NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART 41° 2′ 19.2444″N 73° 41′ 51.0432″W
Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577-1400

PRICE: For workshop and dinner $125

RSVP: drew.loesch@purchase.edu (914)251-6115
To reserve a seat, please click the button below to proceed:


Taste a biodiverse and delicious future!
Get updates to Cross(x)Species Dinner and xClinic












21 Responses to “Cross(x)Species Adventures”

  1. Katherine says:

  2. Ame Gilbert from Umami says:

    hey- I’d love to come to this- but the price is kinda steep for me… any way I can be of service to you and get a reduced rate?

  3. admin says:

    we’d love to have u. buzz me and we will work something out.

  4. Mike Mosher says:

    Regrets I won’t be able to creatively dine with you.

    Regarding cuisine, most of Michigan is horrified by the advance of the Asian carp, about to breach the Chicago canal and get into the Great Lakes. But I just sent off a letter to a newspaper anticipating the dawn of a food staple, for which I could roll a wheelbarrow three blocks to the Saginaw River, purchase a fifty-pounder, and come home with two weeks of good eating.

  5. Lauren says:

    I am trying to register for the dinner this Sat, got paypal confirmation of payment but no more info like where, when, and if the two seats I signed up for are confirmed? Can you help??

  6. Lee Blumer says:

    i just tried to sign up for future events and they was no submit button. I am persistent. I can not come to 6/19 but this is very interesting.

    Lee Blumer

  7. REVIEW IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT!!! says:

    **YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEWS ON THE HOTTEST ELECTRONICS OUT**…

    #1 SITE FOR THE LATEST REVIEWS ON THE HOTTEST TECHNOLOGY HITTING THE MAINSTREAM!…

  8. Sala de leos…

    http://www.ideiasdesignbar.com Casa de Moveis Design…

  9. Matilde says:

    hello…

    really good article. Ready to hear more next week,my blog http://talonmpgraham.blogdrive.com/archive/20.html Many Thanks….

  10. TadWinett says:

    Greate…

    It’s such a great site! http://www.blurty.com/users/makaylaggriley/ Great post, I just bookmarked it on Digg….

  11. Eugenie says:

    Greate…

    It’s such a great site! http://andrea1070smiths.onsugar.com/IIFA-awards-start-Toronto-18006763 Great post, I just bookmarked it on Digg….

  12. Pehmer says:

    Nice…

    hello,very cool. ,nice to meet you…

  13. Erederic says:

    really good article…

    I have spent a bit of time going through your posts, more than I should have but I must say, http://juningju01.tradea.org/152370/By+Ideal+Bells+Adviser+%3FNational+Alliance+commemoration+Expert%3F%2C+Susan+Southerland.html, many Thanks….

  14. Jenzing says:

    really good article…

    I have spent a bit of time going through your posts, more than I should have but I must say, http://nowyoucansmoke.com/wordpress/?p=29226, many Thanks….

  15. Xehmer says:

    really good article…

    I have spent a bit of time going through your posts, more than I should have but I must say, http://jazzylove.com/account/bulletin/view/id_2504/, many Thanks….

  16. Kenzing says:

    Great One…

    I must say, its worth it! My link, http://catheri.podbean.com/,thanks haha…

  17. Pterker says:

    Great One…

    I must say, its worth it! My link, http://amanda11.fotopages.com,thanks haha…

  18. {Swimming Pool Design|Designs piscine|Schwimmbad Designs|Piscina Piscina Designs|Swimming Pool Designs|porch design|Designs Porch|Porch Designs Idee|Projetos Sacada|Porche Disenos|outdoor furniture design|design mobilier dexterieur|Outdoor-Mobel-Desi…

    http://www.projetomodernodacozinha.com – projeto moderno da cozinha…

  19. {Swimming Pool Design|Designs piscine|Schwimmbad Designs|Piscina Piscina Designs|Swimming Pool Designs|porch design|Designs Porch|Porch Designs Idee|Projetos Sacada|Porche Disenos|outdoor furniture design|design mobilier dexterieur|Outdoor-Mobel-Desi…

    http://www.homeprojetosideias.com – Home Projetos Idéias…

  20. [...] creatures to redesign your relationship to other organisms. Upcoming: August 21, 2010 - Cross[x]Species Molecular Gastronomy Workshop and Extravagant Multi-Course Dinner Recent: Cross[x]Species [...]

Leave a Reply