This is the last post in Kenny‘s Blogathon Food and Art series. I want to say a big, big thank you to Kenny for taking over Sunday posts this month, and for showing us the connection between food and art. Take a look at his other great posts: Would You Like Some Art with Your Food?, Food and Art Trivia!, Use Your Coffee to Make Some Art, and Introduction to Food and Art.
Many years ago I saw this graphic and architectural design book titled I Am Almost Always Hungry and the appellation stuck with me. At the time I was working as a graphic artist, and this book married two subjects I hold dearly, eating and visual art. I always thought that I would use that phrase one day, either as a name for a painting or a title for a specific exhibition. The truth is, I am always hungry.
Images from The Dallas Morning News (scallops including a recipe!) and Seattle Blogs (pad thai).
I thought it would be appropriate to mention this love for food and art, especially in this last Sunday post of my guest-blogging. A perfect evening would be to attend an art opening, enjoying the energy and excitement that fills a gallery during an opening reception, followed by a delicious meal – complete with appetizer, entrée, and coffee with dessert.
Food and Art leave such lasting memories with me, instantly bringing me back to certain experiences in my life. For instance, scallops remind me of a dish I had in Vermont on the night I proposed to my wife: perfectly seared jumbo scallops with wild mushrooms in Vermont cream over homemade fettuccini.
Pad Thai will always bring me back to a street in Thailand, where I was eating some out of a styrofoam container with splintered sticks, sitting in a gutter without shoes, bruised and dirty while dried-up bloodied toilet paper hung from my hand from the serious motor-scooter accident I had earlier in the day. (My brother wishes he had a picture of that moment to send back home, knowing it would’ve freaked out our mom).
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