The Gourmet Wake, 2009, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Saddened by the closing of Gourmet Magazine, I hand wrote all the recipes from the final issue (Nov. '09) to create an artist book, Gone: Recipes from the Final Issue. From there, I decided to host a Gourmet Wake in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Dec. 5th of that year, as an ode to cooking, good eating & the publication. Letterpress invitations were mailed out to friends, neighbors, & the Gourmet staff. One handwritten recipe was included along with each invitation, as guests were asked to cook the dish & bring it to the wake. Appropriate dress was encouraged. It was a splendid feast.
Photography ~ Tommy Smith & Rafael Fuchs
Film ~ Sara C. Hahn
Music Compilation ~ Erick Howard / aka Frederick Foxtrott
Artifacts from The Gourmet Wake were on exhibition at my MFA Thesis Show, entitled Lost/Found at Pratt Institute in April of 2010.