In Salad we Trust is an institutional critique, exemplified by the five gustatory tastes.

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food. An institution is comparable with salad in the way that it is composed of different people (=ingredients) who are working with the aim of achieving the best quality. Because of very different points of views and solution approaches, it comes to a variety of experiences and impressions (sensuous) → salad.

The way an institution appears to the outside (look of salad) is likely to differ from its intern structure (taste of salad). The experiences made

with institutions always leave an aftertaste.

To make this clear, not much taste or a numb feeling on the tongue is also a flavour or at least pain caused by an ingredient.

Children do first experiences in school, mostly, without being really aware of the power structures they‘re taking part in. Digestion of the experience will bring the final conclusion (being in favour of a salad recipe/institution/the way ingredients collaborate).

Like its taste or leave it!

The sensual experience of taste is closely connected to smell. By smelling something appealing, the mouth is “watering”. The production of saliva is the first step of digestion, even before the first bite reaches the mouth. The tongue is the main “instrument” to detect taste. In its surface are raised bumps to be found, called papilla. Papilla contain several thousand taste buds which carry several hundred sensory cells

which respond to chemical stimuli dissolved in the saliva. These stimulated sensory nerves send impulses to the brain. Currently, five tastes are

recognized, including sweet, salty, sour, umami and bitter. 


Printed on eatable paper (taste: wild berries)