Architecture and Design Museum

Disgusting Food Museum
by Dr. Samuel West and Andreas Ahrens
Arts District Location

Sweden’s famous Disgusting Food Museum houses such delicacies as Mouse Wine, Jell-O Salad, and Surströmming – fermented herring from Sweden. These serve as catalysts for an exploration of the concept of disgust through different culturally and individually informed reactions.

“The evolutionary function of disgust is to help us avoid disease and unsafe food. Disgust is one of the six fundamental human emotions. While the emotion is universal, the foods that we find disgusting are not. What is delicious to one person can be revolting to another. Disgusting Food Museum invites visitors to explore the world of food and challenge their notions of what is and what isn’t edible. Could changing our ideas of disgust help us embrace the environmentally sustainable foods of the future?”