The nucleus of the project is a reflection on the nature of food politics, the transition of biopolitics into necropolitics, the establishment of ethics as a product of dominant ideologies, and the role of trauma, memory and speech in the shaping of consumer choice. The Siege of Leningrad served as a point of departure. It is not some speculative episode out of an abstract past, but a humanitarian collapse which directly animated my anamnesis. It is a unique, timeless space behind the looking glass, ever-present, casting a shadow across generations. The Siege is an indelible genetic memory, a trauma, a corporeal imprint revealed in sophisticated figures of omission, in the failure to utter in postures of violence. The food trauma is not only the remembrance of hunger; it is the horror of extreme survival. Heroic status is bestowed upon those who, deprived of words, are thereafter eaten.