Grease architecture


Another dream fulfilled: writing about my favorite kitchen tool for legendary Dutch architecture magazine Forum. 

Grease: You’re the one I want

A knife can be handy in the kitchen. As is running water to wash your sliced fingers – or that inelegantly dropped sausage. But I believe the ultimate kitchen tool is neither a solid nor a liquid. I chose the middle path: grease. It’s the great binder of both dishes and people (and their alcohol-soaked bellies). I am not fussy on type: it can be olive oil, butter or even the often-maligned margarine. But never coconut oil. Coconut oil is a just a scam perpetrated by the Health Mafia. It’s a marketing lie. True grease is not only a tool but also a medium. It’s elemental. Astronomers recently discovered that the universe is permeated with a “fine mist of grease-like molecules” – enough to make an estimated 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter. So perhaps this is a sign that it’s time to embrace a more universal grease. Fuck coconut oil. Let’s get to work and package this cosmic mist […]

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