Taste Map: Edinburgh

“Scotland, a beautiful small European country, is blissfully free of ageing populations. The Scots die young and don’t cling on their pensions for decades like Japanese centenaires, sucking the blood of younger generations. What’s their secret? The Scottish Diet, an age-old combination low in fresh fruits and vegetables and high in confectionery, fat enriched meat products, sweet and salty snacks accompanied by generous amounts of sugary drinks and alcohol.

“The golden rule of the Scottish diet is that fat, sugar and alcohol should each account for at least 30% of your daily calorie intake. You may eat one serving of fruit per week, preferably as jams or preserves.” fxcuisine.com

The fat forms an elevation map to show cumulative fat calories ingested over a day.

Mary’s breakfast
Haggis pizza from Tesco
W.M. Christie – Family Butcher Bruntsfield
Globetrotters Fish Bar
Jenners Food Hall

Scottish Diet Map based on research conducted into Taste and Edinburgh. On display for 15 days at the City Art Centre as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2012.

With over 1000 people per day entering the building the 100% beef dripping got softer day by day.