When we were kids, my mom used to serve us ‘tinned things on toast’. Maybe having 6 kids in 7 years drained her culinary energy, but very possibly, ‘tinned things on toast’ was considered an acceptable dinner option in the 60s. I actually liked salmon and peas on toast, and the first time I ate real asparagus, I thought it tasted like grass. So imagine my surprise to find that tinned food is making a comeback. Or perhaps it has just found a new audience who weren’t raised on Finnan Haddies (on toast, of course).
As a graphic designer and foodie, I am both attracted and appalled at this news story from the great folks at Munchies. The lovely packaging of all those tinned products beckoned, while the idea of coughing up big bucks (it’s London) to eat food out of a tin is well, repellant. That said, curiosity has got the best of me and when I make it to London this month, I’ll be checking out the new Tincan Restaurant in the hopes I can bring back some fishy art, particularly, Jose Gourmet canned goods, branded by Luis Mendonça—fabulous!