New. Artisanal. Now.
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
July 28, 2012 | 12-6pm
Timed to coincide with Made in L.A. 2012 – the Hammer Museum’s first large-scale biennial survey of Los Angeles-based artists – ForYourArt will present New. Artisanal. Now., a one-day food biennial, on July 28, 2012. The pop-up shop at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. will showcase some of the city’s finest food crafters selected by culinary insiders Krista Simmons (Top Chef Masters/LAist) along with Shawna Dawson (Artisanal LA) and Michaele Musel (The Secret Fork). The event will feature 12 local producers, listed below, who will be selling and sampling their wares, libations presented by GreenBar Collective, special edition tote bags to benefit local food charity Food Forward, a reading table filled with artisanal food publications, and a DJ. Information about Made in L.A 2012 and voting on the Mohn Award will also be available throughout the day.
From caramels and olives to drinking vinegars and ice cream, selections were made from hundreds of local purveyors throughout the city. Simmons said of her choices:
“I wanted to select producers who embody what it means to be an independent, entrepreneurial, creative spirit. Food crafters like Edward Belden of Peddler’s Creamery, whose ice creams are churned on the back of his beach cruiser, and boutique shrub-maker Susan Finesman, who applies age-old, colonial preservation techniques to farm-fresh produce, really showcase that. Aside from the deliciousness of it all, these products are incredibly beautiful from an aesthetic standpoint. This will be a real showcase of food porn, that’s for sure.”
See below for a full list of product selections:
Krista Simmons (Food Editor at LAist and a judge on the upcoming season of Top Chef Masters, which premieres on July 25)
- Susan Finesman @ S.H.R.U.B. Drinking Vinegars
- Crème Caramel LA
- De Vamore, bacon and date spread
- Peddler’s Creamery, ice cream
- Le Bon Garçon Caramels
- Morning Glory Confections, brittles
- Z Confections, salted caramel and chocolate sauce
- Laura Ann’s Jams
Michaele Musel (co-founder of The Secret Fork, has spent 16 years as a recipe developer and tester as well as the food Coordinator for Eat Real LA, the Patchwork Festival and as a Food Artisan herself.)
- choc., gluten free, eco-friendly brownies
- Orgasmo de la Boca, smoked olives
- Grace & I, fruit presses and preserves
- Roma Chocolates
Photographs by David Gilbert, logo by Brian Roettinger - 12 Selections for New. Artisanal. Now.: choc., gluten free, eco-friendly brownies; Z Confections, salted caramel and chocolate sauce; Orgasmo de la Boca, smoked olives; Le Bon Garçon Caramels; Peddler’s Creamery, ice cream; Crème Caramel LA; Roma Chocolates; Susan Finesman @ S.H.R.U.B. Drinking Vinegars; Morning Glory Confections, brittles; De Vamore, bacon and date spread; Laura Ann’s Jams; Grace & I, fruit presses and preserves