"I attempt to stay clear of the mundane by taking a closer look at the things that can do nothing else but encompass my sight. Unable to ignore organic language, I follow the indigenous bends in pieces of nature. There is no part of my environment too obscure to inspire."
THESE ARTISTS ARE CREATING WORK THAT'S ABOUT, AND MADE FROM, FOOD
For centuries, it's been both medium and topic; now, an emerging cohort is challenging what it means to play with the most essential material.
TANDOORI CHICKEN BOWLS
This prep-ahead dinner can be served layered in bowls or deconstructed for picky eaters with the ginger, scallions, and cilantro sauce on the side.
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CHAI-SPICED HOT TODDY
For centuries, people have been using hot toddies as a natural remedy for common ailments. Adding warming spices like fiery black pepper, revitalizing cinnamon, and cleansing cardamom make for a cheering drink that can also cure the winter blues.
PORTRAIT OF A PLACE: BESTAS
A close shave with the wild horses of Northern Spain and the people who cut their manes
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AI WEIWEI, SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, MARKETING LUXURY REAL ESTATE
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has three shows in LA. His new work "Life Cycle" at Marciano Art Foundation explores the state of refugees. He talks to DnA about exile, his roots as an "architect" and why he enjoys visiting casinos.
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