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...

Leandro Erlich’s interactive installations have included an illusory swimming pool that allows visitors to walk underwater thanks to a well-placed layer of glass, and a pair of escalators seemingly knotted like a pretzel. The Argentine artist is soon to take over a stretch of Miami Beach with 100 car-shaped sand sculptures, then let the public claw them apart. His take on the asado (the classic Argentine barbecue) has a similarly participatory element, requiring a merry band of helpers, a roaring fire, a string of sausages, bread rolls, and a chimichurri prepared by his collaborator Raùl. To ensure the chimichurri doesn’t spill, the sandwich is best enjoyed, much like Erlich’s art, with the head tilted 90 degrees back. For the recipe, click here.

Linen napkins, £13 each, by The Conran Shop. ‘Eat.it’ spoon, £24, by Wiel Arets for Alessi. ‘Bloom’ salt cellar with spoon, £35, by Helle Damkjær, for Georg Jensen, from Amara. ‘Manhattan’ bowl, £60, by Georg Jensen. ‘Haversham’ fabric in Feather Grey, £30 per m, by Romo. Photography: Benedict Morgan. Interiors: Olly Mason. Food: Liam Baker. Writer: TF Chan
 

Leandro Erlich’s
Chimichurri

Twenty-five years since Rirkrit Tiravanija doled out free green curry to a voracious crowd at Manhattan’s 303 Gallery, food remains key to the Thai conceptual artist’s practice. He has partnered with gallerist Gavin Brown on a restaurant in upstate New York, chef Dalad Khambu on Berlin eatery Kin Dee, and fellow artist Tobias Rehberger on a food stall at Frankfurt’s Kleinmarkthalle. His twist on a Negroni substitutes Carpano Antica Formula vermouth for Campari. Topped with gin, ‘in sufficient quantity to ensure its dominance over the other ingredients’, Tiravanija’s creation ‘has excellent effects on the imagination. I’ve no idea how or why; I only know that it works.’ For the recipe, click here.

‘Glass Family’ glassware, from £6 each, by Jasper Morrison, for Alessi. ‘Revolution’ glassware, from £71, by Fferrone, from WallpaperSTORE*. ‘Essence’ carafes, £71 each, by Alfredo Häberli, for Iittala; ‘Tokio’ jugs, £28 each; ‘Tube’ jug, £14, both by Ichendorf Milano, all from SCP. ‘Grande Concrete Look’ floor tiles in Crete, €87 per sq m, by Marazzi. Photography: Baker & Evans. Interiors: Olly Mason. Food: Iain Graham. Writer: TF Chan

Rirkrit Tiravanija’s
Buñueloni

One beautiful evening in Venice, German artist Katharina Grosse came across a small restaurant called Alla Vedova (at the widow’s). Thinking immediately of Emilio Vedova, the late Venetian painter who had seen abstraction as a gateway to political freedom, Grosse imagined being invited to his table. ‘We had a lot of Venetian specialities that night, but nothing was like the dark purple-black inky, velvety linguine.’ The aftermath bore a delightful resemblance to Vedova’s work – energetic, expressive brushstrokes on largely monochrome canvases. The linguine ‘left traces everywhere on the plate, the paper tablecloth, my tongue and my teeth,’ recalls Grosse. ‘Eating squid ink pasta is as if biting into the sea at night.’ For the recipe, click here.

‘Aarne’ cocktail glass, £29, by Göran Hongell, for Iittala, from Skandium. ‘Tourron’ dinner plate, £25, by Jars; ‘Broadway’ fork, £10, by A for Amara, both from Amara. Photography: Philippe Fragnière. Interiors: Olly Mason. Entertaining Director: Melina Keays. Writer: TF Chan

Katharina Grosse’s
Squid ink pasta

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