I consider myself creative but not that artistic; although I greatly enjoy art I am not especially blessed with ability in the drawing and painting department. But with my love of food and all things edible I was intrigued to see what an Edible Art Class with Tasha Marks and Grey Goose Vodka would offer.
Grey Goose are currently running an Iconoclasts of Taste campaign, where they are supporting those who they consider to be the next generation of “taste visionaries”, who have the potential to change how we think about food and drink by defying conventions. It is a good fit for the brand, the founder of Grey Goose Vodka, François Thibault set out to vodka with taste – traditional methods of production tend to strip out the flavours – and succeeded when many others said he would fail.
Tasha Marks is a food historian and artist whose vision is to challenge the way we perceive food by presenting it is art. She worked for Bompass and Parr before founding Animal Vegetable Mineral her food business providing “edible interventions” for parties and pop ups.
Painting onto printed rice paper with thick fruit flavoured edible paints was great fun and very relaxing, rather than using water to clean your brush a quick lick was all that was needed!
Next was some edible sculpting – a real opportunity to play with your food – with an edible chocolate play dough similar to sugar paste. I think my little duck is sweet but am not too sure about the iPhone!
Lastly, and most unexpectedly was the edible (and lickable) life drawing (edible paper and pens with edible ink) – where our model had a carefully draped piece of cloth and was not too revealing – which was huge fun. I am oddly pleased with the sketch on the left which was done at speed within 20 seconds.
I am not too sure if the class made me think differently about food but it was huge fun and I am looking forward to some of the other events connected to the project later in the summer.
If you want to try your hand at edible art then Tasha is running another class on the 27th July – tickets are £30 for the two hour session and include Grey Goose cocktails.
Fuss Free Flavours was the guest of Grey Goose Vodka.