Via KQED’s Bay Area Bites comes this video of chef Jimmy Zhang, master fruit and vegetable carver, practicing his craft on a watermelon. Food art! It’s incredible.
Local Flavor at Fabric8: Food and art as more than chocolate syrup in your spin-n-swirl »
untitled, by Nome Edonna
Vegansaurus love food, obviously! We also love art, which maybe doesn’t come across so clearly, but we appreciate culture across the spectrum, as we’re sure you must, too. Human beings are sort of obligated to evolve, emotionally and culturally and philosophically and all that, what with our great big capacious brains ready for us to fill them.
You’ll have an opportunity to consider food and art tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 8 at “Local Flavor,” a group show of Bay Area artists’ work “focusing on the centuries-old relationship between the visual and culinary arts” at Fabric8 gallery. The exhibition is curated by Tamara Palmer (of, among other publications, SFoodie blog) and Fabric8, and will feature works by artists like Brandon Dicks, Nome Edonna, Rachel Major, Jason Mecier, Phokos, Reuben Rude, and Andy Stattmiller. Great? Great!
Divine, by Jason Mecier
Greater: Olivia Ongpin of Fabric8 says that every Friday for the duration of the exhibition—through Nov. 1—the gallery will host food vendors, both their regular rotation of food carts and “street food served up by local restaurants.” She also says that even though they haven’t set the menus for each Friday yet, Fabric8 “always try to have a vegan option.”
Greatest: The opening reception for “Local Flavor” is at Fabric8 gallery at 3318 22nd St. (at San Jose Avenue) from 7 to 10 p.m. Ms. Ongpin tells us that Soul Cocina will be there, and she “will make sure he brings something vegan.” Isn’t she lovely? Now you have NO EXCUSE not to go and look at the art, which you should do anyway because remember, we’re humans and we should always be learning, or at least trying new things. Also your Vegansaurus may have implicitly obligated you to eat the vegan artistic food. Regardless: Culture: get some.
Send us your tattoo pics, and let’s do one better than OC Weekly’s Unique Food Tattoos »
OK, I get it, it’s a carrot fucking a vegan skull, and that’s clever. And while we were glad to see OC Weekly include a few vegan-related (or at least vegetable-themed) tattoos in the crowd of hamburgers, hotdogs and fried eggs in their One Dozen Unique Food Tattoos, I couldn’t help thinking, is that really the best and most unique the OC has to offer? It’s not my fault for living in San Francisco and being jaded about everything ever, is it?
Because I know half of you are tatted up with full sleeves and back-pieces, and because we love you, how about a bit of friendly competition? Send us your best food- or vegan-related tattoos, along with anything you have to say about it, and who the artist was. And if you don’t remember the artist, then I’ll make something up or say it was Kat Von D so watch out.
Then we’ll post the best of the bunch, and challenge OC Weekly to a kickball tournament or something [Ed. croquet!], because we’re bound to kick their asses. Really this is about you guys and how awesome and creative our readers are, so we win no matter what.
Send pics of your art to steve AT vegansaurus DOT com, and if there are any body parts in the photo you wouldn’t want your mom to see, crop that out before clicking send because this isn’t SuicideGirls. OK!
[link via NotCot]