Illustrated Recipe: Artwork Inspired by Marie-Antoine Careme's Extravagant Food

Prince of Whales by Kate Jenkins

Marie-Antoine Carême, the world's first celebrity chef and founder of the concept of haute cuisine, continues to inspire us today, some 180 years after his death. The King of Chefs, and the Chef of Kings, as he's often called, and his eccentric culinary creations are the inspiration of an art exhibition in Brighton, United Kingdom, titled The Illustrated Recipe.

The art show, hosted by Gallery 40 and Cameron Contemporary Art, features five British artists who are experts in six very different mediums of art: paint (Kirsty Wither), crochet (Kate Jenkins), collage (Ed Kluz), denim (Ian Berry), digital illustration (Sarah Arnett), and cake (Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer's Kitchen).

Below are some sample of the exhibited artwork:

King Prawn Vol-au-vent by Kate Jenkins

Swan Vol-au-vents by Kate Jenkins

Sequined Salmon by Kate Jenkins

Sequined boar's head with assorted vegetables by Kate Jenkins

Boars Head by Sarah Arnett

... and the delectable Boar's Head cake by Annabel de Vetten:

The Illustrated Recipe exhibit goes until May 27, 2013 - so check it out if you're in the area: Link - Thanks Kate Jenkins!

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