Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art and Food: A Love Story

Yesterday, a friend of mine exposed me to a fascinating website that combines two great loves shared by everyone here at the Museum: Art and Food.

Eat Me Daily is a website / blog that focuses on experiencing politics, pop culture, history, and art through food. Browsing the site, I was memorized by videos of World Pizza Championship Dough Throwing contest and the history of my beloved snack: popcorn, but, what really caught my eye was the section on FOOD ART.

One recent article featured food interpretations of iconic pop art pieces that were on display (for the satisfaction of both the imagination and taste buds) at the Brooklyn Museum last week. Eight works, including artists Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Paul McCarthy, served at the inspiration for the Brooklyn Ball meal, created by Jennifer Rubell. Abstract expressionism, minimalism, post modern and performance art were all made palatable in an interactive meal that transformed galleries to banquet halls and diners to players as guests indulged in nearly every genre of 20th Century art... read the rest of the article.

Art and Food will come together again at the Museum's annual Palette to Palete event on May 22nd. This event has become one of the most anticipated art and dining experiences in Orange County. This year's Palette to Palate will feature cuisine by Executive Chef Craig Strong from Studio, Montage Laguna Beach and wines by HALL Napa Valley and will include artists Kim Abeles, Stephanie Bachiero, Linda Christensen, Ron Dier, Alison Foshee, Tony Marsh, Donnie Molls, Burton Morris, Gifford Meyers, and Randall Sexton.

Photograph: Mario Batali catching on his cracker melting cheese from molded heads hanging from the ceiling. Photograph: Adam Robb / Eat Me Daily

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