In design circles, food has emerged as one of, if not the, most exciting areas of exploration. As designers integrate food into their work, chefs are reciprocating by introducing design to their cuisine.
By Valentina Mariani
The cross-fertilzation between food and design is already having a marked impact on the way people prepare and enjoy food, as new ideas get absorbed by the restaurant trade and the supermarkets. That change looks set to accelerate in the near future as the ideas been generated today enter the mainstream.
Katja Gruijters regards food as a natural, social and cultural phenomenon. Her workshop explores the essence of food through the origins of its ingredients. The participants are invited to find inspiration in the beautiful natural surroundings of Boisbuchet in order to create their new experiences of dishes.
Participators will work in multidisciplinary teams – graphic, fashion, product, interior – on a concept during a waste free food workshop. Ideas will be translated into food, preparation, logistics, menus and logos.
For more info: http://www.boisbuchet.org/workshop-programs?id=284
Gemini with ascendants in Lion (enough said?). Red hair, horse rider and lover, fortune-teller and a little bit witch, but also traveller and photographer! She loves black and white pictures, ancient and forgotten cinemas and the sea. She'd like to live in a forest, (but now she lives in London). As a Lion, she loves meat (both cooked and raw), sushi and salads. As a Gemini, she loves cooking without weighting the ingredients. Valentina's masterpiece in kitchen is her famous pear and chocolate tard! If she was an animal, she would be a horse. If she was a cat, she would be a chocolate souffle, filled with raspberry cream!