The World Is Full Of Food And Art (6 Pics)

Food is an integral part of both our human culture and our artistic one—and it’s time we talked about that intersection more often.

On the surface, food and art seem like two very different things. Food is something we need to survive, whereas art is a luxury that we can live without. However, they are inextricably linked. A main element of food is its aesthetics. It’s not just about the taste – it’s about how it looks too. From intricate garnishing to modern plating, food has always been reflective of its culture and environment.

Art, on the other hand, is an expression of our society.

Today, the art of food is being rediscovered, celebrated, and explored by a growing number of people and institutions. As the art scene, in general, is becoming more open and inclusive, it becomes more diverse and creative, challenging us to look at food from a different perspective: as a medium for expression and creativity.

It has been quite a year for illustrator, designer and foodie Dennis Vetu. In August, his first cookbook The Designer’s Kitchen was released. The book is a visual treat that combines his love of food and design into a fresh approach to the art of cooking.

The graphic novel cookbook takes food as inspiration to create art and vice versa. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated along with a step-by-step guide for making the dish at home. The book features different foods from southeast Asia in an artistic way.

With mix-and-match recipes and beautiful illustrations, this cooking-art book is a fun way to make your kitchen a little more magical.

There’s nothing better than sharing this culinary and artistic delight with your friends and family! Filled with delicious recipes and heartfelt artwork, it is the perfect gift for your bestie or one of your favorite people.

It’s time to look at food differently—to treat it as something more than just sustenance; something that can inspire us to create new things, whether we’re cooking up a tasty meal or creating a beautiful piece of art.

More info:

The Designer’s Kitchen graphic novel cookbook

Pages from The Designer’s Kitchen

Graphic novel cookbook The Designer’s Kitchen

Spices & herbs from the graphic novel cookbook

The Designer’s Kitchen

Page from The Designer’s Kitchen