專訪Samantha Lee: 在盤子上說的故事 - HOKK fabrica

專訪Samantha Lee: 在盤子上說的故事

HF Crewon November 20, 2014 at 10:10 am

常說「將藝術融入生活」,但如何辦到又是另一回事。

2011年,她開始在Instagram上跟大家分享她為女兒做的菜式,每一道都活像藝術品般,訴說著一個個故事,也將藝術真正的融入到生活裡。看著充滿愛的food art,只可驚歎「捨得吃下去嗎?」幾年過去,至今已經擁有六十多萬個粉絲的追隨,更為許多品牌創作別樹一幟的food art。這期,Hf為你專訪這位「餐桌上的藝術家」──Samantha Lee。

Hf: HOKK fabrica  |  S: Samantha Lee
中:中文翻譯

Hf: When did you start making food art? What was the first food art you made?
中:你是何時開始製作食物藝術品的? 第一件製作的食物藝術品又是什麼?

S: I started making food art in December, 2008. I was heavily pregnant with my second daughter. It was to encourage my elder daughter who was 19 months old (back then) to eat independently. My first creation was a Hello Kitty food art.
中:我是從2008年開始的,當時我懷著第二個女兒,(這樣做)是為了鼓勵那時只有19個月大的大女兒學會自己一個吃東西,而我第一件創作的作品是Hello Kitty的食物藝術品。

Hf: What is the creative process for your food art? (From picturing the outcome to choosing which ingredient to use…
中:你整個創作過程是如何的?(由繪畫初稿至選擇材料)

S: I sketched my ideas before I make them into food. This is to stay organised and to prevent food wastage.
中:在開始製作前我會先畫出我大概想要的,這能讓我專注和避免浪費食物。

S: I will also try to execute with different type of ingredients. I personally feel that food art has to taste as good as it looks and it has to be practical too!
中:另外我也會嘗試不同的材料,我個人覺得食物藝術品的味道要跟它的樣子一樣好,而且一定要實用。

S: Then, the fun part – Cooking and Creating! It takes about 1 to 1.5 hour of cooking from scratch to finish (depending on the recipe and complication of the food art). I usually shape the food while cooking and make sure everything is done at the same time.
中:跟著就是有趣的部分,就是烹煮和製作,大概需要一至一個半小時,視乎食譜與藝術品的複雜程度。在烹煮同時我會替食物塑型,以確保所有東西可以同時完成。

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Hf: What is your favourite food? Least favourite food?
中:你最喜歡的食物是什麼?最不喜歡的又是什麼?

S: Korean food is my favourite food but I don’t really like cold food.
中:我最喜歡韓國的食物,不太喜歡冷食。

Hf: Which food or liquid pose the biggest challenges?
中:什麼食物或是液態東西對你來說是個挑戰?

S: Ice cream would be the most challenging!
中:雪糕會是最具挑戰性的!

Hf: How long does it usually take to make a food art?
中:通常會花多少時間去製作食物藝術品?

S: Actually it doesn’t take that long to create these food art pieces. To create a full meal for the family from scratch would take about an hour, depending on the intricacy of the food.
中:其實真的不用花太多時間。視乎食物有多少細節位,要做一個讓一家人吃的全餐大概要一個小時吧。

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Hf: What would be the ultimate advice you give to those who wish to create food art?
中:你有什麼建議給那些想製作食物藝術品的人?

S: I believe that food artists should have creativity, a wholesome approach to ingredients and utilise food in a practical way with minimal wastage. For example, anyone can use fancy tools to cut food into shapes but I believe in using the natural shape of foods to create art such as using broccoli as trees as I feel that it’s a smarter way of working.
中:我認為一個食物藝術家必須充滿創意,對食材的營養有認識以及善用食物製造最小的浪費。例如你會用一些特別的工具製作形狀,但我相信用食物本身的形狀是最好的,就像可以用西蘭花當成樹般用,我認為這是個聰明的做法。

Hf: Three words to describe your work?
中:用三個詞來形容你的作品?

S: 1 Simplicity, 2 Stories, 3 Significant
中:簡單.故事.有意義的

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Name
: Lee Samantha
Age: 38
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Learn more about Samantha on www.leesamantha.com

Photo courtesy of Samantha Lee

 

 

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