‘Leftover’ recipes: Exhibit Columbus designers want your faves

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Call it an effort of culinary comebacks. Or secondary sustenance.

Whatever you might call recipes using leftovers or table scraps, Exhibit Columbus wants your best ones sent to [email protected] by Aug. 8 to do what it does best: to help designers to build something creative and cool.

In this case, it will involve building a recipe book that simply sizzles with your ideas for, say, that leftover ham or hash.

Jamie Goldsborough is creative director for Landmark Columbus Foundation, the umbrella agency for Exhibit Columbus. The initiative is an exploration of community, architecture, art, and design highlighting the city’s Modernist legacy. She explained why this could be fun and connect with many.

“Because everybody eats,” she said.

Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann of the University of Virginia School of Architecture invite you to submit recipes that make use of what they call food waste, to be collected and exhibited with their installation, “Sylvan Scrapple.” The installation at the Columbus Area Visitors Center at 506 Fifth St. will use partly leftover building materials.

The installation, one of 13 for Exhibit Columbus’ fourth installment, “Public By Design,” opening Aug. 25-26 in and around Columbus, will include a cast resin table constructed partly of leftover pieces from the burned Irwin Block Building, unusable, replaced bricks from the First Christian Church tower, and pieces of wood recovered after a recent local storm, said Goldsborough.

The project draws parallels between the use of leftovers in cooking and construction, combining recipes with visual scraps and place settings from dining tables, counters, restaurants, and social halls in Columbus and beyond.

Among recipes already submitted is one, for example, for stale bread pancakes, according to organizers.

“I don’t think that the designers have an ideal number of recipes in mind, but I think they’d like to maybe double the number they’ve gotten so far,” she said.


Send your leftovers recipes

Please submit to [email protected] by Aug. 8:

1. Recipe

2. Photograph from above of the plated dish

3. Written details about your place setting

4. Name and brief bio