As the artist explains "these paintings isolate the cake image, sometimes including serving utensils but no personalized information, making the specialness of an individual’s own birthday cake mainstreamed. The cakes appear to be carefully prepared and decorated; everything is nice, but not too nice. This group of works is not attempting to dismantle nostalgia, but point to the complexity of individual situations".
Here is a collection of the birthday cakes she featured in her work.
Black clams, or conchas negras, are a delicacy in Peru, but the tasty bivalves found in the muddy mangrove swamps are so popular they are becoming an endangered species. Here we go in search of a sustainable option.
The chef from Osteria Francescana in Modena has written a letter to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, highlighting the important role of restaurants in Italy, and why now, more than ever, they need help.