Artist’s Palate: recipes by your favourite artists and designers

Artist’s Palate: recipes by your favourite artists and designers

Artists and designers serve up their prized dishes for our ongoing Artist’s Palate series, a delectable feast for the mouth as well as the eyes. From Cindy Sherman’s gnocchi to Karl Lagerfeld’s stuffed peppers and more, tuck into the Wallpaper* dining digest...

Everyday objects laden with metaphor, linear objects drooping against walls, and mirror images with deliberate imperfections lend a hallucinatory quality to the works of Alicja Kwade, unsettling our understanding of science and the meaning of reality. In happy contrast, her dish of choice is a simple green papaya salad. ‘The first time I made it was during an artist residency for L’Association Martiniquaise pour l’Art Contemporain in Martinique,’ she says. ‘Their small boathouse is the most beautiful place on earth I know.’ For the recipe, click here.

‘Unity’ quarter circle trays, £35 each, by AYTM. ‘Binic’ lamp, £132, by Ionna Vautrin, for Foscarini. ‘Giro’ fork and knife, £10 each, by UNStudio/ Ben van Berkel, for Alessi. Photography: Baker & Evans. Interiors: Maria Sobrino. Food: Liam Baker. Writer: TF Chan

Alicja Kwade’s
Green papaya salad

The original recipe for Joana Vasconcelos’ fruit cake, part of her Treats sculpture series, is not for the faint of will. Taking two months to make, it requires 879 plastic sand moulds, in the shape of strawberries, grapes, pears and pretzels, a stainless steel frame comprising 24 hoops and 52 sticks, and the services of an architect, a carpenter and two assistants. Fortunately, for those of us who prefer our patisserie on a more manageable scale, there’s an edible version that can be prepared in a matter of hours. ‘Serve your fruit cake outside, on a sunny day, or inside, with strong illumination,’ says the artist. For the recipe, click here.

Frog, £104, by Michael Aram, from Amara. ‘Cantine’ plate, €16, by Jars Céramistes. Rooster, €300, by Sargadelos. Shoes, £640, by Giuseppe Zanotti. ‘Pots&Pans’ pans, from £50, all by Jasper Morrison, for Alessi. ‘Gold Bar’ necklace in yellow gold with diamonds, emeralds, yellow and brown sapphires, £35,880, by Shamballa Jewels, from Frost of London. ‘Ava’ fabric, £157 per m, by Nya Nordiska. Photography: Felicity McCabe. Entertaining director: Melina Keays. Writer: TF Chan

Joana Vasconcelos’
Fruit cake

Mundane materials, from wood scraps to soft toys, have been transformed into distinctly Brazilian furniture in the hands of Humberto and Fernando Campana. Appropriately, the Paulistano brothers serve up a double dose of local culture for this month’s recipes. Humberto offers us bacalhau à Gomes de Sá (salt cod), like their grandma used to make, while Fernando opts for beef brochette with mushrooms, potatoes and béarnaise sauce, an off-the-menu dish from São Paulo restaurant La Casserole. ‘It combines a staple of French cuisine with the everyday food of the Brazilian Sertão,’ he says. Shown here in deconstructed form, their dishes are proof that, like the best furniture, great food can come from humble origins. For the recipes, click here.

‘La Bella’ dinner plates, £30 per pair, by Alessi. Photography: John Short. Interiors: Matthew Morris. Food: Peta O’Brien. Writer: TF Chan

Campana Brothers’
Surf and turf
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