Studying where things come from can lead to some interesting results.

When we started working with the ancient drink of mead, also known as ‘honey wine', we were surprised to note the reaction that takes place on its surface in the form of ramifications that are almost like fractals. Simply combining two liquids tells us a lot about texture, viscosity and surface tension.

The visual effect created at the table can be great fun, with results that are surprising, ingenious, pure gastronomic magic and, of course, delicious.

Our study aims to analyse all the possible variables – from temperature to colour, including textures and relative positions on the dish. This takes us back to the basics of how liquids behave.

Mixing two liquids to see how they react

On the one hand, that strange beverage favoured by the ancient Romans, a magic potion offered to newly-weds, at specific phases of the moon, to ensure male descendants, and

On the other, a natural colour that moves over its surface

And the eyes of the customer watching to see what happens.