Hello, my name is Sarah, and I’m hooked on Food with a Face.
Seriously, it’s a sickness. If there was a 12-step program, I would be steppin’. If I had a dime every time I thought about, dreamt about, or created something potentially edible, I would have at least 142.83. Don’t ask about the missing 0.07, you don’t want to know.
Anyway! I paint it…
I draw it.
I sculpt it.
And sometimes I draw Sriracha faces on eggs just for fun.
One of my favorite things in the WORLD, though, is something I found on Pinterest in one of my many time-wasting 12-hour binge sessions research periods – brain-shaped cake pops. I made these a few years ago as a gift, and they were easy (sort of), cheap (sort of), and awesome (ABSOLUTELY).
Now I’m going to go eat some pretzels and listen to them scream as I crunch down on them.
I have two things I plan on making for this prompt. The first is to create meatloaf in the shape of a brain. I have a very large brain mold and a smaller one that I will use. I plan on using a lamb, pork and beef mixture that when cooked has a rather pale pink/pale tan color. Since I am not sure if the larger meatloaf will be done by the end of this prompt, I will also be making sugar skulls. I will be following this recipe from the Mexican Sugar Skull Website. Their recipe however is for large quantities so I will be reducing the recipe by a lot as I only plan on making a few.
The concept of edible art is new to me. I am not foreign to the concept of food as art… but most of the creations I’ve seen or made were not designed to be eaten. Can an object be considered “art” if you eat it? For sure the mastery of flavor is an art, but if something only exists to be eaten can it be art?
After reading what some of the others were planning I did realize I have made a jello zombie hand with a mold. I never would have considered it art though. Perhaps in a way they are installation pieces. Temporary life spans for the enjoyment of the audience. The concept of what qualifies as a work of art has been pondered and explored throughout history. In modern times the “readymades” ushered in a whole new discussion about art. This is exemplified in Marchel Duchamp’s “Fountain”. If you haven’t heard of it the story it is worthwhile find.
What do you think?
I am at a complete loss for this one. I don’t actually play with my food… at least not the edible foods. And while I saw some cute things while researching Halloween foods, none of them really looked like something I wanted to fix AND eat. There are a number of eating concerns in the house, so… maybe I’m lazy and maybe I’m practical… I’m feeling lazy.
My son and his girlfriend may actually manage to bail me out on this one as they are frustrated with me for playing dead on this and both have some good ideas… and I plan to be sipping Thai iced tea with black boba and hoping to be inspired by what we’re being taught today! (I have already cheated and seen the meatloaf idea offered above ^^ and so may actually do that.)