Friday, August 1, 2008
I recently ate at WD-50, one of New York's outposts of molecular cuisine. The food was incredibly tasty, very elegant and it was also very funny. I started thinking about how our relarionship to food has changed. Divorced from "eat to live", like everything else these days, food seems to be all about entertainment. These two images represent this trend as well. One is high end artisinal tofu packaging; a thrusting fist asking, "Are you Jonile tonight?" The other is an obento lunch box; the contents artfully arranged to resemble the Mona Lisa, seaweed hair and clothes, framed by a sliced egg omelette. O brave new world that has such tofu in it.