The Prep Kitchen
A durational performance of sorts, a presentation of production, a means for tracking the development of a discreet food object and the concentration of flavors. Also: A means for critiquing "Food Performance".
In retrospect the above statement is true only in looking at the full 25 hours spent at Race Brook Lodge for A la Fortune du pot, organized by Kalika Farmer, as a single performative event.
From unpacking the car, competing for facilities, heating, roasting, cleaning, roasting, straining, reheating, sharing the mid-cook, straining, straining, straining, presenting the leavings to an absent audience, reducing, straining x 5, cooling, packing up and driving away.
Holding Back The Appetite; A Suite of Discreet Food Objects
For the occasion of the release of D. Graham Burnett's The Sounding of the Whale Burnett requested a suite of whale related foods...
On the Whalers Deck: Ossabaw Pork Belly (cured, confited and fried), anise, white cardamom and Ricard caramel, whole crustacean jelly (lobster, blue crab, head-on shrimp with duck/pork gelatin)
The Whale Market: Carpaccio of Elk tenderloin, 3 jojoba and olive oil scents: The Sea, Scandinavian Spice, Other Whale Hunting Cultures
Fudgie the Whale Split Down His Seam: Butterflied whole Surryano Ham
(images to come)