I don’t usually think of food as a work of art. But when I was in Japan it seemed like all food was a work of art. Even the breakfast omelette would have looked good hanging on the wall. And the sushi!
Pressed sushi. Fruit sushi. A close-up of my sketch of this dish, plus notes on what I was eating. Flying fish sushi platter – I just love the variety of pinky oranges contrasting with the variety of yellowy-greens. With this menu I didn’t know whether to eat it or paint it! So I tried to do both… Even the components of Japanese food are like art. Here’s a simple bowl of miso soup with squares of tofu next to a square of nori seaweed. This looks to me like a painting waiting to happen. As I made up some sushi I was wondering if I could add these seaweed squares to a mixed-media painting I was working on. What a wonderful texture, sheen, colour. But possibly too smelly? This shiso leaf has both an interesting taste and shape. I have put leaves on paintings, so this might work! Thanks to Sustainabilitea who just reminded me of the beauty of Japanese desserts. Here are a couple of them:
Maccha (Green Tea) & Chocolate Daifuku.
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