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She Don’t Use Butter, She Don’t Use Cheese

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Artists Bompas and Parr created this “Occult Jam” (no relation to Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, as far as I know) for a surrealist exhibition in London. Bompas told CNN they chose “weird and wonderful ingredients” in order to “open up conversations.” There are three flavors, according to their website:

Absinthe and pineapple with sand from the Great Pyramids
Plum and Oak with wood from Nelson’s ship The Victory
Milk Jam infused with a speck of Princess Diana’s hair

Bompas and Parr aren’t new to this, of course. They’ve been creating various types of art jellies for some time now, and have a book out .

The book begins with an overview of the history of jelly, from Henry VIII’s ‘jelly hippocras’ to the fantastic work of the Victorians. It then delves into the science of creating the perfect jelly, using the very best ingredients and techniques. An array of delicious recipes finally ennsure that you can enjoy everything from super-economical fruity delights to flights of the fantastic. With cutting edge design and photography, and an unparalleled insight into the subject. Published by Anova Books in June.

They also claim to be the only people in history to have captured the sound of jelly wobbling. If their site wasn’t annoying and Flash-based, I would link to some of their projects like “Funeral Jelly” and “Wedding Jelly,” but you should go check them out on your own, along with their other food-themed art.  I will leave you with this.

Flaming Lips: She Don’t Use Jelly on Beverly Hills 90210 from Chris Buly on Vimeo.

Thanks to Mr. Pesco for tipping us off to this at Boing Boing

Would You Like One Scoop of Jesus or Two?

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Quote from the 4,000 word story in the Times about Humphrey Slocumbe ice cream:

Leah Rosenberg, an artist and a pastry chef, says, “The first time I tasted Jesus Juice sorbet, I felt like someone, at long last, understood me.”

Funnily enough, her art (above) kind of looks like ice cream–the review even says “It looks good enough to eat!”

Calvin Bento

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Calvin and Hobbes Bento – My Food Looks Funny – Funny Food Photos

My mind is blown.

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Wonderful

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Art made with Wonderbread, by artist Catherine McEver.

Now Do a Spirograph

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Kevin Van Aelst

Cheez doodles (or whatever)! Nintendo! Food as art! BUT JUNK FOOD.