The Alinea Challenge: Help Us (Really) Flatten FoodWilson Rothman8/25/09 9:20amFiled to: RestaurantsAlineaTaste TestGrant AchatzNick kokonasTopAlinea filesAlinea challenge641EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Help! We want to flatten food. I mean, really flatten it. Maybe even fuse foods together in the process. And to do it, we'll need your ideas.Many culinary innovations come out of the Alinea kitchen after asking basic questions: How can we create a temperature contrast in the diner's mouth? How can we transform maple syrup texturally? How can we remind a patron of their childhood? What does "winter" mean to you?