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food imitates art

  • Apr 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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I love the Dali!

The magazine Bon Appetite seems to love doing pictorial essays of food imitating art. I found their Van Gogh series inspiring but their Georgia O'Keefe photos seemed a bit uninspired and derivative. The photo inserted here is an O'Keefe.

Food as art is often unsatisfying. The trend a few years back using foams etc. rather pushed that to its limits. Amateurs tend to bake cakes and then decorate them to look like an impressionist painting.

museums across the country have been doing food events using their permanent collections as the dish inspirations.

Fabulous Fondles seems right on trend with this month's theme.

Please bring a print of the art that inspired your dish, try to bring your inner artist to the creation so as to do more than carbon copy but rather create your food art using the muse of a painting or sculpture. Perhaps you will simply use ingredients presented in a still life, perhaps the themes of the art will suggest a food. whatever you do it should be delicious.

Every month a new crazy theme! Lots of fun and lots of food and drink. RSVPs open 30 days prior to the event and these dinners fill up quickly. Remember there are no rules. Caryl will email the address to those attending the Wednesday before the dinner. Be sure to RSVP early as we always fill up quickly. Do RSVP though, especially if it gets you on the waiting list. Usually the waiting list people get to join us for dinner. Plan to cook on site, unless your recipe takes 45 minutes or more to prepare start to finish. Because the oven opens and closes often baked goods (excepting cookies) are best done ahead of time. Remember this isn’t just a potluck; this is about sharing the pleasure of cooking and food, and learning from one another while drinking wine 'n stuff and having great conversations. Bring what you'd like to drink plus a little to share.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming! One of you fabulous people left a cheese grater I believe. Let us know if you want to stop and grab it!

    1 · April 13, 2014

    • caryl

      it belongs to Judy, I can pick it up when I get my chairs since I will likely see her before you do.

      April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thanks!

      April 14, 2014

  • Judy

    I had a box-style cheese grater. Haven't looked in my bag to see if I missed packing it up, but I wouldn't be surprised!

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Terri

    As always good food and company

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Karen

    Would like to see different themes that are more connected to coordinating a wonderful ethnic dinner party theme.

    April 12, 2014

    • Sholem

      One way of responding to "EvoDevo" (among many others) is to do dishes related to real or imagined genetics/ethnic origins.

      2 · April 12, 2014

  • deb

    It was a fun night. I liked the theme also

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • caryl

    Big thanks to Brit and Graham

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • chris

    Caryl, can't go tonight...sick...sorry Chris

    April 11, 2014

  • Gail

    Sorry - my out of town customer is still here. Have
    to show more properties.

    April 11, 2014

  • Donald N

    Something has come up and I can't attend this event, sorry.

    April 4, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry I have to cancel.

    March 20, 2014

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