As the Eco-Gastronomy Project turns one year old, Thomas More’s Utopia turns five hundred. The two birthdays converge at the Symposium of Australian Gastronomy, to be celebrated with a study in scriptedness and improvisation—and the tensions between order and mess. With workshops on gastronomic learning, a performance about cultural beliefs, and a meal ratcheted with rules, will utopia be found in the lively uncertainty of food?