Felt is a publication on all facets, interpretations and understandings of love. We celebrated the inaugural edition of Felt with a lunch on the rarest day in the calendar, February 29th 2020.
Long Prawn maintains that you don’t feel love in your heart, you feel it in your stomach. Waves of emotion writhe from the fork until they’re deep within your guts. This meal will wander through epithets of love, a shared meal sprinkled with folklore, aphrodisiacs and sensual seasoning. Heartfelt – in produce, process and people.
_Chapter One: Thick skin / Lupini and Sicilian olives warmed with oil, rind and rosemary.
A dating offering to share with anyone and everyone. Here, thick skin slathered in oil will protect you from the worst. Having something to sink your teeth into is important.
_Chapter Two: Longevity is the key to success / Shianxi planed noodles with Biang Biang chili oil
In Chinese folklore noodles represent the longevity of life and relationships. With any long innings, it’s important to keep things spicy.
_Chapter Three: Looks can be deceiving / Tonno del Chianti (Tuna of Chianti) confit pork with lemons and garlic bulbs or lions mane mushroom lightly seared.
With rose coloured glasses or through smokey dancefloors, looks can be deceiving. Mutton dressed as lamb? Pork as tuna? Mushroom as animal? Be careful out there.
_Chapter Three II: Spill the beans / Cannellini beans dressed in confit oil with red onion, rocket and vinegar
After years of awkward encounters, he finally spilled the beans. I fucking love you.
_Chapter Three III: Wrapped around your little finger / Pea tendrils with shallot and mustard dressing.
Be warned, in love seducers and seductresses have the unfair ability of mind manipulation. Those malleable may find that before long they are wrapped around a little finger. Or a big finger. Or just tied to a bed.
_Chapter Four I & II: Call me by your Kougelhopf / Iced peaches & Kougelhopf from Monarch Cakes
I: With honest thanks to Timothee Chalamet, the peach is again a juice-filled symbol of pure sexual fervour. Yet the peach euphemism for erotic male flesh actually dates back to China’s Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 B.C.) where a bitten peach was a literary nod to queer male sexuality.
II: Even with a large hole in it, your heart can still be whole. Even without what you have lost, you are
layered, you are dense, you are moist. Share with friends, stay warm, be generous with the icing of life.
Documentation: Alex Schoelcher
Chefs: Long Praw, Harry Nissan
Table dressings: Brittany Rouse
Musical accompaniment: Jack Doepel