Getting the festive celebrations off to a start this week FDL travelled to the London food festival Taste of Christmas. The event aims to bring together some of the top chefs and restaurants in the capital to present food with a seasonal feel.
Over the course of 2011 FDL have been bringing you regular video tutorials with the world famous sommelier, Andreas Larsson. In these videos the Swedish wine master has covered a number of topics. From the things you should never do with wine to even offering some tricks on how to bluff your way through a wine tasting.
This week FDL were lucky enough to have an interview with artist and photographer Pinar Yolaçan and a look at her latest work the Maria Project. Provocative, startling and often leaving the viewer feeling a little uneasy. Her use of models sporting blank expressions and wearing raw meat as clothing is what makes this Turkish artist stand out.
Described by many as the new Diane Arbus her work is gaining a lot of attention so FDL decided to meet with Pinar to find out more about her. There was a very FDL QnA as she explained some of her food inspiration and the what flavors she loves most, a biography for those wanting to know more about her history and a further look at the Maria project involving 22 female portraits of women between the ages of 27 and 90.
This was a fascinating insight into the artist but the stand out feature of the piece was inevitably the photo-gallery featuring a selection of her strongest images - but beware we must warn you they're not for the faint the hearted.