Big Crow Restaurant, Toronto

Big Crow Menu

Finding Big Crow for the first time may be a challenge but once you see it, it truly cannot be unseen… or forgotten. Head just west of Dupont and Davenport, locate Rose & Sons restaurant and follow your nose down the alleyway to its backyard sister. A big A-frame shaded patio  will welcome you, flanked on either side by refurbished shipping containers and a blazing wood fired grill. It’s homey, inviting and it smells so damn good! Although the menu may be hard on the eyes, the table side service... Read The Rest →

Cakes

Wedding cake (1)

I realized that we’ve been a little slow in putting up posts this fall so I figured I’ll put up some Cake Porn while we get our stuff together. These are pictures of a few cakes I’ve made in the past year. It does seem as though flowers were the theme for most of them but I swear that was not intentional.

Food Art – Mike McCarey

Knight

Mike McCarey is a God among pastry chefs for his innovative abilities to recreate any object from cake. His showpieces are sculpted, airbrushed and generally perfect replicas of what they’re meant to represent. In 1993, he opened his own shop “Mike’s Amazing Cakes” in Washington state and he’s been shaping sugar, butter, batter and chocolate ever since.  His cake art has several guidelines which he follows religiously: the object/concept presented should be as accurate (realistic) or as animated as possible and should have a unique perspective. His cakes have won... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Dan Cretu

Salami tape

Romanian artist Dan Cretu has very unusual ways of portraying everyday items through food. His photographs and art pieces are very colourful, provocative and generally completely edible. The artist started with a replica of a bicycle assembled entirely from an orange and since then he hasn’t been able to look at food in the same way. Although he hasn’t opened a gallery exhibition yet, this Bucharest-based artist has a fast growing internet fan base. All images are from Dan’s tumbler site http://dancretu.tumblr.com/

Food Art – Hong Yi (aka Red)

"...and that's how the third pig REALLY got away"

Hong Yi is a Malaysian artist that likes painting pictures through unconventional methods. She experiments with a certain material for an entire month creating beautiful works of art almost every day. If you check her out, look at her flower petal collection since it’s pretty wild. For our sake, I’m just going to focus on her 30 Days of Food series. Her guidelines for this art project were straightforward: everything on display must be edible and displayed on a simple white dish. The images are courtesy of http://www.ohiseered.com which is Hong Yi’s personal... Read The Rest →

Food Art – Beth Galton

Images courtesy of bethgalton.com

I think it’s time we had a little culture on Notes on a Meal so I’ve decided to post some “Food Art” that we can all feast our eyes on. Some of it may be strange but it all sure looks tasty! I hope you enjoy this neat little Notes on a Meal feature and please feel free to recommend artists you may know of. We’ll start with Beth Galton. She is a New York based still life (focusing on food) photographer with photographs used by food production giants such... Read The Rest →

 
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