After years of carnivore friends telling her she should open a cafe, artist Fiona Morgan took their compliments on her vegetarian cooking and her general frustration with bland vegetarian food, and is combining her artwork and recipes in a book. Each individual recipe is personally tested until she feels it is at optimal deliciousness. If it wouldn't be moreish to a carnivore, it doesn't go in the collection.
Fiona will be at The Good Life Festival, Daylesford on Saturday June 2 freely giving out meatless meals recipes from her soon to be published cookbook for you to take home and try. You'll find her stall at Daylesford Primary School. These are recipes that everyone will enjoy, not just die hard hippies! Find out how easy and tasty vegetarian meals can be.
She will also be showcasing some of the artwork inspired by the recipes from the upcoming cookbook. All the foodie paintings are 30x30cm and affordably priced.
There is a long tradition of still life paintings of food in our cultural history. Careful arrangements of delicacies abundantly covering a table have been painted for centuries. Today the modern equivalent is food styling photography. Luscious posed shots of crafted gourmet meals abound in magazines and cookbooks.
What if the food images were inspired by the dish instead of literally presenting it? What if the main ingredient, or the history, or the culture of the recipe were represented? What if the essence of this particular food could be captured as a painting? That is exactly what Fiona aims to achieve in pairing her art with these recipes.
All the recipes and images are freely available online for people to use and share (with attribution). It's all here, with more detail: www.wherefishsing.com/cookbook
Come celebrate 'The Good Life'. Live well, care for each other and the environment.
The Good Life Festival Daylesford 2012
Presented by the Sustainable Hepburn Association (SHARE) to share the wealth of knowledge and ideas of local individuals, businesses and community groups to help us all live the good life.
9.30am-4pm at locations around Daylesford, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June
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