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Pratishtha Rana

We have come a long way from baking banana bread and pepperoni pizzas. In this lockdown, #quarantinekitchen is not a mere Instagram hashtag anymore; it has become a way of life, for expert and novice chefs alike.

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Meet the newest food trend that’s catching the world’s attention, focaccia bread art. Focaccia is a baked flat Italian bread, which has proved to be the perfect canvas for food artists; they embellish it with colourful vegetables, herbs and flower stems to create an edible garden from scratch. We wonder if such an aesthetically styled bread can be devoured without feeling guilty!

 

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The design intricacy and aesthetics are breathtaking! According to an article on artnet.com, baker Teri Culleto or @vineyardbaker on Instagram, is the pioneer behind this trend. Her fine focaccia art, that she dearly calls Van Dough is majorly inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. With house quarantine pulling every one to their kitchens, have a look at some more focaccia creatives.
Here’s a beautiful take on floral-heavy focaccia bread!

 

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Clearly, art has no boundaries! Here’s a girl in green, created from green stems and leaves, sprinkled with spring onions, and red vegetable peel for lips.

 

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Santart has created a gorgeous portrait of Frida Kahlo using focaccia dough as his canvas.
Norwegian blogger Helle of HellesKitchen makes a little bouquet of red and yellow flowers, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s works.

 

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One can also use edible flowers and leaves to add colour and flavour to the bread.
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This foodie replicates Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl with a Pearl Earring as focaccia art.

 

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Lavender flowers, lots of asparagus, chives and thin radish slices come together in this lovely two-toned focaccia art. 

 

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