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.