Sweet treats & chocolates,
food for thought – sweets for inspiration
As a reoccuring event and project Zuckerwerk—an old German word meaning candy—allows Cornelia Erdmann to combine her love for baking and the creation of adventures.
Though finding chocolate an excellent medium for painting and sculpting, the artist focuses on coming up with unique flavours and how the food might boost cognitive abilities. “My. husband calls me a ‘food bohemian’ because I like to combine chocolate with ingredients that would normally be found in other dishes,” she noted. “This way I surprise people’s taste buds and create a food safari.”
Chocolate has its roots in ancient Mexico as a prepared cocoa beans drink “food of the gods” or the “divine drink”. Nowadays, chocolate is a ‘foodstuff’ or a semi-luxury product, that almost everyone can enjoy and loves.
Its original purpose is removed from art, nevertheless it is an excellent medium indeed. It can be used for painting, sculpting and it appeals to several senses at the same time. For Zuckerwerk, I’m not using its sculptural qualities, but I focus on the flavours and how it can boost our cognitive abilities. I like to combine chocolate with ingredients that would normally be found in other dishes, to surprise our taste buds and senses, to trigger a food safari.
I’m an artist and not a chef, but I love food and especially baking, it is my secret therapy. I love adventure and my husband calls me a food bohemian. These skills, passion and love I craft into my sweet treats.
Zuckerwerk can be hired for catering. Please contact Laiyan Projects for more details.