Goddess of Cake

Playing with Food
May 3, 2010, 21:29
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Aren’t vegetables just the most beautiful things? Did you ever think of using them as a medium for art?

Of course, it is a very thin line in between Art and something your mother would have  scolded you for.  We discoursed that thin line between playing with your food and artistic self – expression at the Public School Helsinki, at a food sculpture workshop. The Public School is an amazing skill sharing project that exists in several other cities too. Maybe you’d like to start one where you live?

I piled everything on the table, and we got at it, with our fingers, knives, zesters, cheese slicers and peelers, cutting, molding and slicing.

The sculptures were beautiful.

Finally, we chopped them up and made a big pot of curry, and ate it together.  One of the sculptures we simply put in the oven whole, drizzled with some olive oil, salt and pepper. It became quite crispy and delicious.

It was so much fun… Soon, I’ll organise another workshop, with more food and people!