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One more great eggs-ample of food art! This piece was created by artist Henk Hofstra, and the Wooster Collective reported back in May about the project that's located in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Each egg is about 100 feet wide, and they were spread out in one of the largest squares in Leeuwarden, called Zaailand, where they'll be walked on and photographed for six months.
Diana Eid of Inventor Spot said that this art project was just made for Google Earth, which tickled me to no end. I wouldn't have thought that, but I think it's great that someone did. New and creative ways to view food and art are always welcome in my book.
This is Liz. She's an artist who works in a very delicious medium; Jell-O.
In this particular clip, she shows how she fashions San Francisco's entire Mission District out of the gelatin dessert.
The process is simple, but tedious: Liz takes pictures of the District, and then uses the photos to build molds out of balsa wood and foam core. Then, she builds silicone rubber molds around the sculptures, and when they dry, she makes the Jell-O and lets it set in the molds.
(Oh, and Liz makes Jell-O the way us normal people do, but sometimes she adds additional coloring to make the sculpture more vibrant). She also sprinkles dry Jell-O around the model to represent streets and parks).
One caveat about working with Jell-O (besides the overwhelming urge to consume your sculptures, of course) has to be the fact that eventually, it gets moldy.
But instead of letting that ruin her work, Liz uses the moldiness as a metaphor for change and adaptation within urban areas.
Filed under: On the Blogs
Here at Slashfood, we tend to post a lot about food art. Like, a lot.
So, obviously, I didn't hesitate when I found these crazy creations. Made primarily out of produce and baguettes, these ain't your grandmomma's food sculptures.
The images have that creative, slightly eerie feeling of those in Joost Elffers' books, like Food for Thought.
For more, go here.
Crazy creepy food art(click thumbnails to view gallery)
I don't believe that I could ever make a chocolate portrait that looks as good as the ones made by Emily W. Jones featured on Flickr. However, thanks to a step by step guide on WikiHow, I now know how to make a basic one if I ever get inspired.
The instructions don't look that hard. They involve tracing a photograph onto waxed paper and then piping milk, dark, and white chocolate onto the traced image.
If you are artistically inclined, you should give this a shot! It would be an amazing gift for a chocoholic!
[via Slender Octopus]
Filed under: Ingredients
Makes sense - much of its items are pricey and elegant, and not appropriate for everyday use. But if nothing else, it's certainly fun to peruse the products and place them on your mental kitchen wish list.
From inside-out martini glasses to panda-shaped pink lunch bags, MOMA's got funky kitchenware covered. Check out some of the fanciful finds below.