The popular television show, Top Chef, filmed their last three episodes of this season in San Miguel. If you are not familiar with the show, shown on Bravo, it is a cooking competition between talented young chefs. Every week one of the chefs is eliminated in the competition. In episodes 13, they were down to 4 chefs, episode 14 had 3 chefs, and the last episode with 2 chefs determined the final winner who recieved $125,000.00. You can stream these episodes at: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef
Episode 13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK49jqJQRhs
Episode 14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBcQa_ze_VE
Episode 15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpGz50ujJ8g
(Note: I took most of these images off the internet.)
Each of the four chefs were paired with a San Miguel Artist and the challenge was to prepare a dish inspired by the artists’ work. Here are the results:
There are lots of ways that food and art can interact. And here is a print that I exhibited at the Newport RI Art Museum last year with the Boston Printmakers in an exhibit titled, Palate to Plate. It is titled, Caprese Salad.