Category Archives: eating

On second thought, food IS art.

So after I wrote my blog post yesterday about how I was much more inclined to cook up some food than make some art, I realized that I had neglected the fact that food, indeed, is a bona fide ART FORM. In the context of yesterday, food was more about EATING for me than making anything artistic. However, I agree that food in itself can be an awesome outlet for artistic expression.

In lieu of that, today’s blog post is dedicated specifically to the amazing ART of FOOD. Included below are some impressive food art examples:

Artist Carmen Wong’s pizza in a pill, part of her artwork Tactile Dinner Car, an immersive interdisciplinary art and food experience:

For more information about Tactile Dinners, visit this website: http://www.banishedproductions.org/portfolio/tactile-dinner-long-view-gallery/, along with a review: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/14/AR2010051405170.html.

La Figa Visions of Food & Form by Chef Tiberio Simone with photography by Matt Freedman:

Tiberio is a friend of mine from Seattle and has been working on his La Figa book project for several years. Born in Southern Italy, Tiberio runs his own catering business La Figa Catering, wowing arts and public audiences alike with his amazingly delicious food creations and artistic sensual food visions. Find out more about his book here: http://www.lafigaproject.com/the-book, along with his catering company: http://lafigacatering.com/home.html.

Food Fight: An abridged history of American-centric warfare, from WWII to present day, told through the foods of the countries in conflict:

Not only is this video an excellent combination of food and stop motion animation, it also provides a breakdown of the actual battles portrayed in it. For the breakdown, visit the creator’s website: http://www.touristpictures.com/foodfight/index.htm (tourist pictures). AND, stay tuned for more stop motion and food amazement down below.

Here are a few more images of the ways that food has been artistically manipulated:

And lastly, I can’t go without including the work of one of my favorite artists of all time, Jan Svankmajer, who amazingly explores the themes of food and consumption in most of his work:

Jan Svankmajer: Food, Part 1 (1992)

Jan Svankmajer: Food, Part 2 (1992)

I LOVE Jan Svankmajer’s work. It’s absolutely amazing. I could watch his Food videos over and over again.

And that, my friends, is my blob post dedication to the ART of FOOD.

Image Links:

http://eyelevel.si.edu/2011/09/luce-center-pizza-in-a-pill.html (Luce Center: Pizza in a Pill?)

http://kate-campbell.blogspot.com/2011/08/food-as-form-decorating-human-body.html (Food As Form: Decorating the Human Body)

http://www.worldoffemale.com/food-as-art/ (Food as art)

http://weirdspy.com/food-art/ (Food Art)

http://www.digitalbusstop.com/greatfood-art/ (Great Food Art)

http://www.deepfun.com/2004/03/edible-art-and-aesthetics-of-fun.html (Edible Art and the Aesthetics of Fun)

The Art of the TV Dinner

I don’t eat tv dinners a lot, but once in a while you just gotta give it up for a quick and easy meal. My favorite is Amy’s Kitchen- tamales, veggie loafs, mashed potatoes, Chana Masalah, enchiladas… Yummy nummy. At the supermarket, if you’re going to Meijer’s, for instance, the biggest section in the store is the frozen dinner section. How can you not spend hours there trying to decide on which tv dinner to buy? The choices are neverending. To be a successful tv dinner salesman, you’d probably make a lot of money coming up with the most creative tv dinner. If I were to create my own concoction, here are a few ingredients I might include.

Recipe for the Artistic TV Dinner

The Miraculous Sweet Potatoe.

Mother of the rooted vegetable, this curvy creature brings a healthy mix into the artistic mix. Peel her sexy skin and steam her up and you’re started with your tv dinner.

 

Carob.

In case you didn’t already know, Carob plants are planted by bats. They eat the Carob Tree Pods and spit out the seeds. And the Coyotes? Well, the coyotes are known to disperse the indigestible Carob Tree seeds in their feces. It is an essential part in the Artistic TV Dinner to ingest our animal instincts. Being one with our animal ancestors puts ferocious energy into our tv dinner bodies. Toss a few baked carob seeds into the mix.

 

A strand of hair from Mother Theresa’s Head.

One strand from the Blessed Mother’s head and you will have love-giving inspiration for life. Cut the strand up into centimeter-long pieces and sprinkle it into the mix.

 

A Pound of Salt.

Nothing tastes good without a mouthwatering pound of salt. Throw it on top of the mix.

 

And there you have it! The perfect microwaveable tv dinner. Sit back and relax, turn the tv on, and indulge in the plentifulness.

Links

http://www.health-fitness.com.au/sweet-potato/ (Health & Fitness)

http://www.batplants.co.uk/carobfinal.htm (Bats, Plants and People)

http://carolynpankallaministries.onlybusiness.com/About-Carolyn.aspx (Carolyn Broken Into Beautiful)

http://salteuropa.com/salt/en/produse/industriala/ (Salt Europa)