Europe is all over this new culinary trend offering a gastronomic feast with out having worry about those calories storing fat around your love handles. It’s called Le Whaf. Essentially, it works by having a meal steamed, boiled into a liquid, and then strained, followed by being poured into a special style of gadget produced in France (looks a lot like a glass caldron).
One restaurant in Ottawa decided to bring the concept to Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar. Chef Norman Aitken tells the CBC, "It's a vase that has an ultrasound planted in the bottom of it, so it agitates the liquid hard enough and fast enough that it will create a cloud." Aitken also mentions that the base acts as a “vehicle for flavour."
Essentially, the liquid is turned into a cloud in which tasters are inhaling their food to help curb their hunger. Europeans are all over this trend to help lose weight since there are no calories for inhaling a cloud. Sure, if that works for you. I might be hungrier after inhaling something that smells delicious. Which is probably a smart strategy for Juniper Kitchen.
Le Whaf was created by David Edwards, a French scientist and Harvard professor. He also invented the concept of the “Breathable Food.” In the past, he produced the breathable chocolate, which shape like a lipstick and sprays particles of dark chocolate into the mouth to give them sensation of eating chocolate without the caloric guilt.
The Ottawa restaurant serves this flavored cloud but they aren’t charging customer for it. They say it’s a way to be innovative and bring a different experience to its patrons. I’m intrigue to try this concept, so I’ll likely visit the restaurant when I go to Ottawa next. Would you wanna try?
As we love to enjoy real foods, here are some appliances to check out and bring that perfect meal to your home.
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Cut down on dinner prep time with the KitchenAid Food Chopper. Its stainless steel blades feature a reverse spiral motion that pulls food down and chops it evenly. The domed lid provides more room so you can add extra ingredients to the 3-cup bowl easily.
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