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Breakfast Basel-Style at Jennifer Rubell's "Just Right" Food Installation

My bowl of "Just Right" porridge
My bowl of "Just Right" porridge
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In today's Scene Eating, Trina Sargalski talks to Jennifer Rubell about her "Just Right" exhibit for Art Basel. Short Order was there this morning to get some warm breakfast.

After walking through the Rubell Collection building and into its courtyard, I entered the rabbit hole that would lead me to breakfast. Rubell has said her exhibit was loosely based on Goldilocks but that hole made me think of Alice in Wonderland.

First there was a small, decrepit house. Each room included an installation of one of the components of my breakfast. I was first greeted by stacks of small, white bowls, then came thousands of spoons. Next, in a third room, were rows of crock pots filled with porridge. It was like a buffet of art installations. The next two compartments housed brown sugar packets and raisin boxes. And at the last stop, two refrigerators held cartons of organic milk. I skipped the milk and my porridge was just right.

The grand opening for Just Right takes place Thursday, December 2 from 9 a.m. at the Rubell Family Collection. The free event will run from 9 a.m. to noon through Sunday, December 5.

Here are some pictures.

This way to breakfast
This way to breakfast
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Enter
Enter
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Grab a bowl ...
Grab a bowl ...
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... and a spoon.
... and a spoon.
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Now for the oatmeal
Now for the oatmeal
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Add a little sugar
Add a little sugar
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One or two packets
One or two packets
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And some raisins
And some raisins
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Breakfast Basel-Style at Jennifer Rubell's "Just Right" Food Installation
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Now get some milk in the kitchen
Now get some milk in the kitchen
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Add if needed
Add if needed
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Walk back through the hole and enjoy.
Walk back through the hole and enjoy.
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