The Interplanetary Cookbook is a collection of recipes and zero-g kitchenware for future life in outer space.
This project is being developed by Maggie Coblentz, a design researcher at the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and features an open source platform for submissions. We’d love to hear from you!
Create a recipe or zero g kitchenware design for future space travellers! What would you want them to remember about your culture on planet Earth? What new space culture and experiences could you help inspire through food? Find additional topic suggestions below.
Once you complete your design, SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY to the Interplanetary Cookbook Form, and we’ll feature it on the digital cookbook collection. We welcome all forms of submissions, from project briefs to recipes and designs. We look forward to seeing all of your creations!
Looking for inspiration? Check our Space Food Overview & Resources page, including a background on space food, considerations for dining in space, and a list of helpful resources and design prompts.
Recipe based on environment (e.g., zero gravity, geography)
Recipe inspired by space (e.g., sci-fi, aesthetics)
Mealtime tradition (e.g., cultural, daily routine, special occasion)
Cuisine style (e.g., regional, fusion, haute cuisine and homestyle/comfort food)
Space tourism (e.g., restaurant concept)
Tool for eating (e.g., utensil, dishware)
Food packaging design
Sensory experience design (e.g., aroma, flavor, texture)
Tip: The extreme environment of space can be challenging, but there are also many opportunities to re-imagine and re-design everyday meals and objects for zero gravity! A future space chef or designer could use zero-gravity environments as sources of inspiration to make new dinner plates out of food or even create floating liquid spheres. The options are endless!
For inquiries about the project please email Maggie Coblentz (firstname.lastname@example.org).