From the editor

Necessity is the mother

Invention is to think of things of new; to fascinate and ponder upon where we’ve come from and where we might be going. Its role within food is unquestionable. Without it, the innovations we’ve witnessed in the simple to the extraordinary wouldn’t exist, and the practice of inquiry would go unexplored. With it, we’ve happened upon some of the most important developments and can’t-live-without necessities.

In Issue 19, we look at inventions old and new, celebrate inventive minds, and whether there’s such a thing as over-invention when it comes to food.