Use Folk Wisdom to Keep Your Food Fresh

Use Folk Wisdom to Keep Your Food Fresh

Tara Bellucci
Apr 9, 2012

If you garden, can, or keep chickens, you're already more in touch with your food than most. But when it comes to keeping food fresh, do you toss it in the refrigerator and hope for the best? Jihyun Ryou created these analog appliances based on our oral history, preserving produce and the past at the same time.

Each shelf, a simple construction that utilizes natural technology, offers an oft-forgotten nugget of wisdom, from storing apples and potatoes together, adding a little rice in a spice lid to regulate humidity, or using sand to hydrate and keep carrots and leeks in their natural, upright position.

We're not kicking the fridge to the curb any time soon, but wouldn't it be neat to pop an egg in its cup to make sure it sinks before making breakfast?

View more of Jihyun Ryou's project on Architizer and her website, Save Food From the Fridge.

(Images: Jihyun Ryou via Architizer)

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