Inedible Recipes, A Cookbook of Delicious Food Art

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Cookbooks… They’re always filled with such delicious recipes, you know, the kind you can actually eat. But what if there was a book that contained recipes of deliciously inedible food?

Inedible Recipes, by artist Crystal Smith, explores the concept of filling a cookbook with food no longer fit for consumption. The series of food art, which uses various forms of media added to food, could be described as an artbook, photobook and cookbook all in one — as Smith does in fact supply the “recipes” for each piece.

Inedible Recipes is currently an Indiegogo project. You can visit Crystal’s page and help this project become a reality here.

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Portraits Painted With Coffee on Antique Ledger Paper

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Coffee, besides helping us feel less rage in the morning, has become a great art medium. Now, artist Michael Aaron Williams has taken coffee art a bit further by going old-school — with a series of portraits painted on ledger paper that dates back to the 1920s and 30s.

The weathered paper adds the perfect backdrop to the brown, amber and copper hues of the coffee, while Williams’ partial portraits complete the antique feel. See more of Williams’ work at his Facebook page.

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[via Colossal]

Sandwich Monsters

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Play with your food much? Probably not as much, or as well, as artist Kaisa Haupt does. Sandwich Monsters is a fun collection of cute and edible creatures made from sandwiches and other sandwich material. Check out more of the project here.

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[link, via Neatorama]

 

Photo Series of Food Cut in Half

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We love you, food. But we’re so busy consuming you, that we never take the time to see what’s on the inside. Cut Food, a photo series by New York-based photographer Beth Galton, explores the innards of our meals by deliberately cutting them down the middle.

From split ramen to a bisected corn dog, the series remains visually stunning while perhaps providing a little too much information. See more here.

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[link, via Feature Shoot]

Pop Culture Paintings On McDonald’s Fries

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Australian artist Ben Frost, using the bold red and yellow packaging of McDonald’s french fries as canvas, recreates pop culture icons. Frost takes inspiration from graffiti and sign writing, using sharp lines and bold colors to help his subject stand out — even when competing with the garish colors of the fries box.

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[more of Frost’s work (some NSFW), via PSFK]