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When You Are Tired Of Banana Bread, Art History Can Inspire
Because now is the perfect time to get in the kitchen
Gorgeous Listicles 16 Apr 2020

It seems like everyone is re-discovering their kitchens right now. Gone are the days of dinners and take-aways, as we all have plenty of time to cook meals from scratch. And, while the internet’s bake of choice seems to be banana bread, we thought we’d push you to try something a little more extravagant. So, here’s a round-up of some top culinary inspo from art history!


Begin The Day Georg Flegel Style

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#GeorgFlegel

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As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you definitely have time to cook up something tasty right now. What could be better than eggs sunny-side-up with a good hunk of bread a la Georg Flegel?

Get Baking A La Wayne Thiebaud

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While we’re all feeling a little confused, a little comfort goes a long way, and what could be more comforting than cake? Wayne Thiebaud is famous for his depictions of baked good, and we can certainly see why…

Stick To The Basics Like Chloe Wise

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Made this in 2017. Thrilled to see the headlines today, with this president finally being impeached (in the house) which is absolutely the very least we / congress can do, on account of, you know, everything. Lest we forget that, despite being a historic moment, impeachment in the house does not guarantee removal in the senate. Actually the senate is almost certain to conduct an unfair trial (Mitch McConnell essentially announcing as much) and acquit their leader of all misconduct (specifically the articles abuse of power and obstruction). It’s been exhausting but it’s nice to see *something* happen, even symbolically. Anyway here’s this jpeg! I don’t plan on making artwork that tries to be political, decries the administration or professes my dissent, cause like, it’s more useful to protest/ demand action from our representatives etc than to make art about it, but anyway, here’s the time I did, maybe you can send a screenshot of it to your parents or something. Let us rejoice for literally 5 minutes before we return to absolute outrage that the boomers in the GOP are continuing to peddle absolute lies, disseminate conspiracy theories and disregard all semblance of facts. Trump and all this shit will not last forever, but the damage to democracy may very well. Alright have a good day 😋

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Not a cook? No worries! A few choice pairings will make the perfect quarantine meal. Just take a cue from Chloe Wise: fruit and cheese, yum!

Turn Food Into Art A La Laila Gohar


While we recognise that very few people could manage to make shrimp look like a wedding cake, we’re all about advocating for people to stretch themselves. Now is the perfect time to be avant garde with your food presentation, go wild!


Make Like Lana And Take Inspo From Norman Rockwell


Art girl fave Lana Del Rey named her latest album after American artist Norman Rockwell, so why not take inspo from a classic? Diet’s are boring! Go for something extravagant like this hungry chef, you only live once!

Cook The Classics Like Roy Lichtenstein

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Turkey 1961

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A roast dinner is the ultimate feel good meal. Why not cook a turkey for yourself and those you are quarantining with? You’ll be sure to be the most popular person in your house after this.

Go For Pastry A La Ralph Goings

Who doesn’t like doughnuts?! That’s right, no one! Why not attempt to make some fried dough, it’s bound to be delicious!

Level Up Like Farah Al Qasimi


Farah Al Qasimi is most famous for her photography skills, but she is also a seriously impressive baker. If you have a lot of time and patience on your hands, why not try crafting some magic like this? 10 points to anyone who manages to make anything remotely similar to this creation.

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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