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With food as our medium…

With food as our medium…

 

I have said many times, the definition of EyeSwoon is the cumulation of food & beauty captured through a visual scope. In my swoony world I am always guided by aesthetics and love nothing more than celebrating natures beauty – the colors and textures found throughout our food spectrum. I can think of no other fellow foodie swooner to celebrate food as art with, than the beautiful and talented Laila Gohar of Sunday Supper NY.

Photography by Winnie Au and shared here on Harpers Bazaar.com

 

 

With food as our medium…

Like two wide eyed children we decided to play with our food! With the food as our medium, Laila and I artfully put together a range of fruits and veggies in a breathtaking gradation organized by color and season. We also chose to style some of this winter seasons star and celebrate their vibrant beauty to gaze at visually. EYE SWOON!!

With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…

Sunday Supper creates healthy, fresh and organic food, for designers, media companies and graphic design firms. She cooks and serves clean food; lots of salads, seasonal vegetables, all very colorful and fresh. Sunday Supper also caters events with museums, galleries and artists to celebrate collaborations and art openings. This aspect of her business is very conceptual – working with the artists to translate their visions to food while making the food delicious! Super exciting and inspiring.

With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…

“My love for food and cooking stems from the meals I had with my family growing up in Cairo. Our food and lifestyle was very colorful.”

With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…
With food as our medium…

Purple passion – The vibrancy & natural hues found in food is nothing short of AH-MAZE-ING!

With food as our medium…

Laila Gohar

Sunday Supper

How did growing up in Cairo, Egypt influence how you cook? 

Our house was also always full of guests. My parents would throw wild dinner parties for hundreds of people in our backyard. Our kitchen took up an entire corner of our house, and had glass walls which overlooked the garden, from which you could see the pyramids in the distance. During the parties, the atmosphere was a little chaotic, and always very festive and free. Guests would march at their own drum beat. There would be kids doing papier-mâché in a corner, adults drinking, dancing and laughing, people singing, and a few others in the kitchen or on the roof. It was a fairy tale childhood. A lot of what I do now is influenced by my upbringing.

Can you share how you liaison with the art world in your catering company? 

The collaborative process goes like this: a gallery or museum contact me to prepare a meal for an opening. We go over the work being exhibited. If possible, I go meet with the artist and do studio visits. Sometimes it requires going several visits. If visits are not possible, then the clients provides me with books and catalogs of the work. I also do a lot of research. I come up with a concept for the food based on the work, and we take it from there. It’s not necessarily that the food mimics the art, but it is in some way, inspired by the work

What is the craziest creation you have ever made with food inspired by art?

Well the craziest creation is currently in the works. It’s a giant chocolate sculpture that’s modeled after Zaha Hadid’s new building on the Highline. The building is amazingly intricate, so its a big crazy, but fun challenge! The sculpture will be part of a dinner for 150 people she is hosting to inaugurate the building.

Another not so crazy but funny thing was recreating a favorite childhood meal of Chuck Closes’. It was a hotdog. But he was very specific about how he wanted it prepared.

Do you have a favorite season to visit the markets?

There is of course so much more variety in the warmer seasons, but I think there’s beauty in every season. Winter is definitely more challenging because of the limitations but there’s something incredible about all 4 seasons.

 

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