By: Ghazala Fatima
An art that feels, touches, smells and tastes. Yes, it is food art and it is a very common art form that we see in our daily lives. In our house, we see our mother making efforts to spruce up the salads or the chef making a flower out of tomato peels and decorating it on a salad plate. Sometimes even making ketchup smileys on sandwiches and making cream hearts in cafes are all ways to create art through food.
Food art, although a common art form was not in fact an officially declared art form until an Italian artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, one of the founders of the futurist movement of avant-garde, considers the preparation and consumption of food as an art. He believed that cooking and catering associated with everyone’s daily life could have an aesthetic approach. As the Futurists embraced the industrial age and all things mechanical – from automobiles and airplanes to manufacturing methods and urban planning, they believe food art should also be central to the visionary and forward-thinking ideals of each.
Culinary art is a type of art that depicts food, drink, or edible objects as the medium or subject of an artistic work to create an appealing visual presentation or provide social criticism. It can be presented in two-dimensional or three-dimensional format, such as The painting or sculpture. “The Futurist Cookbook” published by Marinetti in 1932, was not just a collection of recipes but it is a kind of manifesto. He placed the preparation and consumption of food within the framework of a new vision of the world, in which entertainment became an avant-garde performance.
There are many types of culinary art that artists use today to represent their art to the best of their medium –
FOOD ART SKETCH
Sketch food art includes using raw noodles, mushrooms, breadcrumbs, cucumber, strawberries or any other food with the pencil or color sketches. But unlike other culinary arts, it is not edible, artists only use edible foods to display in their works. The works of Armenian artist Edgar Artis are very fine examples of the culinary art of sketching. He creates magical designs by matching his sketches perfectly with food.
FUNNY FOOD ART
Artists use edibles to create fun works of art to attract eaters or collectors. Sometimes, instead of biting into food, you just want to look at it lovingly. Bill Wurtzel is a visual artist who uses healthy foods as a medium to create his fun works of art.
THREE-DIMENSIONAL CULINARY ART
From now on, culinary art is not limited to a two-dimensional plan. La Gourmandise, French Chef and Caterer specializes in creating three-dimensional sugar sculptures that you just can’t stop staring at.
THE ART OF KETCHUP
In this type of culinary art, artists use ketchup as the main ingredient to make sketches. Sometimes they use other foods with ketchup as supporting ingredients to make their art more beautiful and attractive. Most artists use this type of art to make portraits.
Latte art is a method of preparing coffee created by pouring micro-foam into a shot of espresso and creating a pattern or design on the surface of the latte. It can also be created or embellished by simply “drawing” into the top foam layer. The term “Latte Art” is not limited to latte coffee but also applies to other drinks containing milk froth, such as cappuccino and hot chocolate. There are two main types of latte art, namely free flow: which is created during pouring, etching: which requires a tool to create a pattern after pouring.
Fruit carving is the art of carving fruit, a very common technique in Europe and Asian countries, and particularly popular in Thailand, China and Japan. Many fruits can be used in this process. the most popular ones artists use are watermelons, apples, strawberries, pineapples, and cantaloupes. The art of fruit carving uses many different tools like a pen to draw a carving pattern, then a knife to shape the carving, peel the zester to create bands and grooves, melon baller to add carvings from ball-shaped fruit to display, U-shaped and V-shaped trimming tools are used for detailed work.
Culinary arts are the culinary arts of preparing, cooking, and presenting food, usually in the form of a meal. The tools, known as cooking or cooking utensils, which are used by both professional chefs and home cooks. Culinary arts professionals often refer to these utensils by the French term “batterie de cuisine”. In the field of culinary arts, there is a wide range of different cooking techniques that originate from different cultures and continue to develop over time as these techniques are shared across cultures and progress with new technologies.
Edible art refers to food created to be art. It differs from edible arrangements (which mainly consist of fruit) because it is usually a more elaborate dessert. A common form of edible art is designing different types of cakes. Cakes made into art include birthday cakes, cakes for baby showers, for graduation celebrations and many other types of events. Each piece is unique, even if created for the same event, because each designer has their own idea in mind when creating their food. art. Such works of art can be created using a cake base on which decorations are placed, or they can be made purely from fondant or sugar, although edible are not created at any time. consumption purposes, such as the Mexican Calavera.