Are chefs painters?

Is it possible to describe the food style/taste of a chef like a visual identity for a company? The food identity of the chef.

What kind of words would you use? Feelings? Taste words? Colors?
A chef needs to understand all the tastes and ingredients, so they can create awesome dishes.

Is it like art? Understanding color and understanding how to mix them to create WOW paintings? People come back for those same style paintings.

Chef’s understand taste, texture and methods… they can create a WOW dish. People come for those same style flavors: a bit similar to their old experience, but still mindblowing.

Cooking is like art I believe. You can be creative with tastes, colors and textures. Art stimulates the eye and creates feelings in the observer. Food stimulates the eye, tongue, nose and create feelings in the eater.

Also at a more fancy restaurant the chef will make art of your plate. So yes, chefs are painters.

Sketch process

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That was my small food for thought of the week.

Coming soon

It has been a bit quiet in the foodvlog department, but there are plans to film at two restaurants. So you can expect two foodvlogs coming soon.

It’s also becoming hot… I am planning to share a refreshing cucumber salad with you guys. And mum is back in town, so a dumpling recipe (or video maybe?) is coming soon. Lots to look forward to 🙂

Have a sunny weekend!

Thoughts of a drawing ~ Mango Mochi

“Wow! This water color picture really inspires me to draw something!”

“Let’s draw something, maybe this photo from Japan, with all the orange poles? No, the characters will take a long time to draw. ”

“Maybe pick a photo from the Hongkong trip? Wow.. so many food photos I still have to post on the blog. Okay, let’s make a supermarket post soon…”

“Oh, these desserts looks easy to draw. Let’s do these.”

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“Ugh, the cartel of the cup is hard to draw. Luckily I drew with a pencil and can erase it.” (HAHA, here goes my black line power feeling XD)

“Ay, so many coconut flakes, shall I draw more? And more? How to color the orange in between the white flakes later?

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“Need to create the perfect orange. Use both yellow and red. Mix-mix-mix.. let’s make orange dot’s for coloring in between the white flakes.”

“Which color is the metal cup? Hmm… Lazy Bear says the white bling is very important for making it look like metal. Let’s use the eye drop of Illustrator to check the color. Oh, it’s brown. Okay, I am gonna use dark brown and green. And blue.”

“Add some white with the pen I bought in Bangkok. It doesn’t look very white. Maybe I should use Tipp-ex” [Post on Instgram]

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“Mm… the drawing looks so soft. Add black lines? But not too thick. The white flakes should look flakey. Add some more blue on the plate. It doesn’t look like glass, but whatever, I like blue as plate color. And done! Add a LazyPigPassion stamp and the date.” [Post on Instagram again]

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