I’ve been promising myself that I’d get the time to develop these ideas a bit more before blogging about them, but months have passed and we’re still as chaotic as ever at Quirky Towers so here goes. I’ve been fascinated with the idea of communicating ideas about science, engineering and mathematics in unusual ways for a while now. Much of my inspiration for baking comes from scientific concepts, indeed I’m more likely to be found reading a book about science and/or maths than anything else. I’m especially inspired by projects such as Helen Storey’s Primitive Streak or the Wellcome Image Awards. Here are a few of my ideas so far.
I’m a huge fan of the Venn diagram.
Making a Venn Diagram quiche is tricky, but possible. I used the thickest foil tins I could find, and cut them up to make the basic Venn shape like this.
A Venn Diagram pizza is much easier to make…..
and still looks fairly recognizable once cooked…
My first homemade Pork Pi really didn’t work as well as I’d hoped. WID & I went to school in Melton Mowbray, so the idea of using cured meat in a pork pie really goes against the grain, but I hoped the mixture of ordinary pork and bacon would mean the shape of pi would appear once the pie was cut. It didn’t.
Like the Menger Sponge though I’m determined to have another go at this one.
I’ve got lots more ideas (biscuits of constant width) which I hope to get nailed by the time the Festival of the Spoken Nerd come to Derby later this month, so watch this space.