Ryan Smith – The Forager
$125.00 – $1,300.00
Ryan Smith’s Spoonful Story
Ryan Smith, chef at Staplehouse-named America’s best new restaurant by Bon Appetit magazine in 2016- is a forager. He loves the challenge of finding and using unusual ingredients in his cooking. “I love spending time in the woods. Learning about wild edibles has become something I’m excited about. Using unfamiliar ingredients is a great tool to help shape our style of food at Staplehouse.”
Accompanying his foraging finds is a spoon given to him by a friend and former employee. “I use my spoon at the restaurant everyday. Its interesting shape leads to versatility.” The spoon’s sentimental value make it extra special to Smith. “The majority of professional chefs have personal spoons they work with or collect. They are often gifted and hold sentimental value. I love the idea of sharing the stories of these items.”
Ingredients: Combs tooth mushrooms, puff ball mushrooms, hickory nuts, sorrel and flowers
What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”
Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.
Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.
Limited edition print:150 copies
Gallery acrylic mount finishing: This is a perfect ready-to-hang presentation for galleries, homes, restaurants or exhibitions. It is durable and robust with guaranteed brilliant colors and UV protection. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks. The photo print is then mounted between 1/8″ (4mm) thick acrylic panels.
Print only finishing: For those wishing to customize mounting and framing. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks.
Authenticity statement: This print is signed and numbered. This print comes with a certificate of authenticity and description.
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