food, love and creativity

We’re looking back at issue #9. Our food and gardening inspired issue is almost sold out. Grab your copy today. 

 Photo by Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cakes who is also featured in issue #9.

Photo by Lyndsay Sung of Coco Cakes who is also featured in issue #9.

In issue #9 we asked readers how a love of food inspires creativity. 

"How anyone that is creative or loves art could not be inspired by food, I don’t know. How can one not be inspired by a perfectly ripe avocado?"

"I feel such a pure joy of discovery when I see that creamy green skin for the first time, when I realize that’s it’s neither pale and flavourless nor overdone and brown. It makes me so happy. The beauty of it. I am inspired by food every day, we all are, whether we realize it or not. Everyday, when we pull ingredients out of the fridge, we are being inspired by food. You can tell so much about a person by what they cook. Your daily food choices speak volumes about your life and who you are. The food I eat inspires me to think creatively, to try new things, to experiment with the possibilities of life. That is art. Food is the ultimate creative expression because it can be consumed, quite literally, by the audience. It is not only a visual experience, but one that involves all the senses, giving it a leg up on more traditional art forms. It definitely is an artist’s instrument, and not just in the kitchen. Like wood in the hands of a carpenter or oil in the hands of a painter, food can be molded into all sorts of things, from a dress to a sculpture to a spice cake. It’s really up to you." 

— Erin Bealmear, aka dessert girl (where design and dessert meet.)


How has a love of food inspired your creativity?

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