The art world's food fetish is nothing new, triggering equal parts salivation and repulsion we gorge on so-called 'food porn' every day, saturating our screens with sugar. But beneath that candy-cane filter there's a darker side to our fetishisation of all-things sweet. With their Twix noses, salami decolletage and strawberry laces spewing from donut-shaped carverns, James Ostrer'
s saccharine-warped creations are delectably disturbing. Born out of a textbook childhood junk addiction, his new series Wotsit All About
takes sugar worship to the extreme, sculpting mutated, larger-than-life candy characters from truck-loads of pick 'n' mix favourites. Pushing his sitters to the extreme he smothers them in cream cheese, frazzles and ice-cream cones, the food masks leaving a claustrophic, bitter-sweet taste on the tongue. Interview
with the photographer. [NSFW]
Burger Of The Future
by Dave Arnold, Director of Technology at the French Culinary Institute in 22 steps
What Pizza Hut's Crown Crust Pizza Says About Global Fast Food Marketing. [Food Porn] [Pizza Hut-blue?]
Perhaps you've heard by now of the Crown Crust pizza
, the pizza-cheeseburger hybrid recently unveiled by some of Pizza Hut's international franchisees. Available only at Pizza Hut Middle East, this fast food chimera features a vaguely crown-shaped crust studded with "cheeseburger gems," topped with lettuce and tomato, and drizzled with "special sauce."
Many foodies have decried it as a "culinary abomination
," "a sign of the apocalypse
," or proof
that America is finally losing its monopoly on gluttony. A reviewer at Serious Eats, who tried the Crown Crust in Dubai, wrote
: "There seems to be no rational explanation as to why this pizza was created." [Via: NPR.org]
With Jack O'Shea, Making Pfannkuchen
(a sweet yeast dough fried in oil) with Lars Siebert at the oldest bakery in Berlin, Mannfred Otte baking Apple strudel
and 6 similar culinary videos
from The Department of the 4th Dimension studio .
Also, Making Espresso
in Venice, (CA).
Other tasty topics at 'Perfunkt' with support from Emil Rathenau
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