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FAIC edible art cookbook

From: Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert<-a>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Seeking contributors to an edible art cookbook to benefit the FAIC

The Art Fund of Great Britain organized an "Edible Masterpieces"


as a fundraiser (and fun-raiser).  Inspired by this, and knowing how
many conservation professionals, curators and artists enjoy being
creative in the cuisine, Francesca Bewer (Harvard Art Museums) and
Rebecca Rushfield thought it would be great fun to attempt something
similar to raise funds for the FAIC in conjunction with the annual
AIC meeting in Miami in May 2015.

The complex logistics of scheduling, combined with restrictions
imposed by hotel food service regulations at the Miami conference
venue have led us to reframe this idea.  Instead we would like to
propose a well-illustrated cookbook that compiles recipes and DIY
instructions for inventive, witty, delicious, delightful, healthy,
etc. dishes inspired by works of art.  These could be a salad
inspired by the colors of a Van Gogh painting, a stew composed from
the foods in a Dutch still life, or a cake constructed like a cubist
sculpture. Submissions would consist of a recipe and/or directions,
accompanied by a photo of the finished product and/or visual
documentation of the various steps involved, and a short blurb
identifying the work of art that inspired the dish.

We are currently looking for feedback on this idea.  Should we
receive enough positive responses by October 1, 2014 we are sure we
can bring this project to fruition.  Submissions would be due by
February 1, 2015 to allow for the production of some sample pages to
show at the meeting--if not produce the entire cookbook!

Please let us know if you would be interested in participating.

    Rebecca Rushfield
    wittert<-a t->juno< . >com

    Francesca Bewer
    francesca_bewer<-a t->harvard< . >edu

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