Hello and welcome to yet another food blog!! Everyone and their mother seems to have taken to the web to write about their kitchen exploits and I am no different except that each Monday I will be cooking a new painting! What’s that you say?? Cooking art?
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Melon and Tomatoes, 1903
oil on canvas, 46 x 54 cm, Private Collection
The whole premise of this blog is to explore the world of still life paintings and deconstruct them into ingredients for a recipe. Ideally the origin of the food will match the origin of the art but we don’t live in an ideal world but I promise I will do my best. My goal is to have one new recipe a week but consider it a bonus if I get out two. Each recipe will be accompanied by information about the painting, the artist and the cuisine with facts footnoted where applicable and I plan to photograph the entire recipe development process myself from start to finish.
roasted red pepper and tomato soup – click for recipe
I don’t quite know if I am crazy attempting this art meets food meets photography project but I guess we will soon find out! Please send me an email if there is a specific painting you wish me to tackle or if you are interested in my photography/writing. All words and pictures are copyrighted so please please contact me before using anything.
I do not claim to own the copyright of any paintings featured on this blog. I will note the current copyright holder when I can find the information and please contact me if there are any problems with my use of the image.