Sunday, July 27, 2008

PAINTING FOOD

"Cooking is one of best ways for your authentic self to remind your conscious self that you are an artist. Like the union of canvas and pigment, cooking is alchemy, a work of wholeness in progress.".......Sarah Ban Breathnach

COOKING AS ART This blog is about art, my paintings, other artists paintings, and anything related to art. Gardening is an art and so is cooking. Someone said...." that a pairing knife can be as creative as a paintbrush. Scraping, slicing, shredding, stirring, simmering, sauteing are all sleights of hand that switch your conscious mind onto artistic, automatic pilot. Once the conscious mind is distracted, the creative mind takes over, even if you aren't aware of it.
PANCIT PALABOK Whenever I take a break from painting, I seek discoveries in the kitchen, such as trying to re-create an old, favorite dish like this. Since the month of January,I have been extremely busy painting lots of food. I painted this dish about six times and didn't bore. Instead I was inspired to prepare and cook it for my family. This photo is the result of my artistic cooking.
A POPULAR AND FAVORITE FILIPINO DISH This dish is not easy to prepare but like painting, it gets easier and yummier with practice. This dish is made of boiled white noodles, drenched with "red palabok sauce." I like to add seafood, so my recipe has squid, clams, and shrimps. The sauteed seafood is scattered around. Sprinkled with pounded crackling, hard boiled eggs, big shrimps and fresh green onions and lemon slices around. This is my pretty Pancit Palabok. Cooking is my other creative outlet. In the future, I will be showing my paintings with this delicious dish. Hopefully in October or November. So watch out for it.

33 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That looks wonderful, Ebb Tide! Delicious. I agree with you that a paring knife can be like a paintbrush. I have a wonderful friend who makes meals into works of art. What a skill. What a passion.

the teach said...

This dish caught my eye... I'm going to try it for dinner! Thank you so much!

Ebb Tide said...

Sandy- thanks for that nice comment. It's good to have two or more passions. When one is tired w/ one, you could switch to another one.

Ebb Tide said...

Teach-welcome to my blog. Cooking is not only an adventure but also an art. Go for it.

Aspiring Artist said...

I always like to be an artist. And like you cooking is my other passion. This is a beautiful post.The palabok looks delicious.

Aurora said...

I'm drawn to your website because your entries provide inspiration and hope. Thank you. Yes, having another passion is important, especially when the main one falters from either a creative block or from being discouraged. Cooking and baking for those I love calms my soul too. Afterwards, I feel refreshed and can continue on with my art. Appreciate you sharing your efforts with your special dish. I bet your painting-in-progress will emulate all you felt while cooking it.

Ebb Tide said...

Aurora-Welcome to my blog and thanks for that wonderful comment. I am glad to know you like cooking and art too and that we shared the same experiences.

Ligaya said...

WoW! What a colorful looking disH!
I bet it looks good on your paintings too.

Ebb Tide said...

Ligaya- thanks again. This dish will look different on my paintings but you'll recognize it among the buffet of food.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

I hzve a pink block. So maybe I will use your insperation and make some pickled eggs to eat as I paint

arceli suley said...

what a coincidence,I just finished cooking pancit palabok.I started using smoked salmon instead of tinapa.I noticed that there are no expiration date in the frozen tinapa from the Phil.I have also used smoked trout and macerel.Try it next time.These are available at whole foods.
Cooking is certaintly an art and a passion of mine.
I have learned that food should always be pleasing to the eye;that makes it very appetizing.
you did a good job with that palabok!!!!

Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd- we all have creative blocks.
How about sharing your pickled eggs? I have eaten salted one but not picled.

Ebb Tide said...

Cely- thanks for your comment. I will try your suggestion next time I am in the mood to make palabok again.It's good to experiment and be creative.

Raquel said...

Thank you for sharing your blog to keep up with everyone and all that's happening. What a beautiful photo! I'm sure that the "pancit" was a good as it was painted. I hope to see all of you sometime soon. Again thanks for the inspiring thoughts, paintings and writings.

Ebb Tide said...

Raquel-Welcome back to my blog. Thanks for your neautiful comment and I hope to see you in September.

Ebb Tide said...

Raquel- I mean "beautiful" not neautiful. Sorry for the mistake.

Lara said...

oh, my! looks delicious! the art of taste!

Ebb Tide said...

Lara-Welcome to my blog and thanks for your comment. I hope you'll visit again.

Daisy M. said...

I adore pancit palabok!!!!!! I will try to make it.

Ebb Tide said...

Daisy-thanks and I am glad this post inspired you to make the palabok.

Julie C. said...

I saw your blog on the pancit palabok. The paintings are beautiful and made me want to eat some palabo. Where is my share of the pancit? Yes, cooking is an art because not everyone who attempts to cook produce delicious food.

Ebb Tide said...

Julie-Thanks for your comment. I posted photos of my palabok. This are not my paintings. The real paintings will be shown in the future.

Ebb Tide said...

I saw your art blog and it is wonderful. Make me hungry. It's been a long time since I cook palabok. Keep up the good work because I know how much you enjoy painting.

Ebb Tide said...

Lois- thanks for your comment. Sorry, I typed my name instead of yours.

Jude said...

That food is delicious! Yes cooking is like painting! Hi there...thank you for your last email. I wish also that we knew each other before. We could have shared a lot of tips in marketing our art or we can even both have joined a show in Art Expo NY. I saw that landscape you did? That is great! Is that going to be in your show? Okey email me when you are ready to make giclees. Good luck and happy painting!!!

Thanks,
Jude
artist

My Art Blog:
http://paintingsbyjude.blogspot.com

Ebb Tide said...

Jude-thanks for dropping by.That's a wonderful comment. You think that landscape painting I posted two weeks ago is great? Thanks again. It's a 2 yrs. old painting but I might raffle it. Happy painting too and good luck on your coming art show.

Ebb Tide said...

Jude- Sorry that landscape painting was SOLD. Ithought you're talking about the other landscape I posted two weeks ago.

Aida said...

Your blog is wonderful. Keep doing what you are doing.

Ebb Tide said...

Aida- thanks for visiting my blog and for your encouragement.

Rhoda said...

I just peeked at your blog.
Ginutom ako. What a presentation of palabok.

Ebb Tide said...

Rhoda-thanks for peeking at my blog. At least I have some photos to share.

Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

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Ebb Tide said...

Lloyd-Thanks for dropping your e-mail address. This is the same I have. Received your e-mails.