Cooking is the art of preparing food for consumption. It consists of making ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary dish as the mix of tastes, aromas, textures, and temperature require skill, technique and creativity. But that's really only half the equation, lately we've realised that food inspires artists and photographers as it can be turned into minimalist art, used as patterns or even fashion.
Below are some examples of the current inspirations from that world:
Chefs and photographers are inspired by deconstructed food that consist on serving the basic components of an "original" dish separately on one plate.
Deconstucted tiramisu © Chip Weiner Photographic Arts
Artists and photographers are inspired by styling food which consist on preparing food and the end goal varies from selling a product to visually contributing to a project.
"Dicing" is the word you use for cutting food into cubes. Artists Lernert and Sander photographed 98 precisely cut cubes of vegetables and meat.
Artists, such as Emily Blincoe arranges food to enhance its aesthetic appeal for photograph.
Fashion and Food
Gretchen Roehrs creative fashion inspiration sketches with food.
Laser cutting food
Design Nori laser cut seaweed for sushi with intricate and detailed patterns.
Artist Design Nori
3D Food Printing
Chloé Rutzerveld, Industrial design student, 3D printed a healthy biscuit matrix, which contains plants. The biscuit itself was made from dried fruits, vegetables and a gelatinous paste that functions as a soil for seeds and yeast. After waiting for about five days, the plants have sufficiently grown and the product can be eaten.