Brent Herrig Spoonfuls of Inspiration in orange & black

Chris Ford – Summertime Sweetness


Chris Ford’s Spoonful Story

Pastry chef Chris Ford’s favorite spoon is this beautiful vintage Oneida print has stood the test of time with character and grace. “The spoon is a symbol of my craft. It helps me flavor, craft, build and drive my creations. This particular spoon is special to me as I use it mostly for quenelling, which is the art of scooping ice cream into a perfect form.” Regardless of whether he’s working or not, food is all encompassing for Ford. This passion drives him to avoid repeating himself when crafting dishes, like the one his spoonful is based on. “It was a beautiful summer dish we were doing at the time, a fusion of blackberry and basil in a parfait format.” The perfect lines of the spoon juxtaposed with the organic ingredients represent what Ford considers to be a perfect marriage of form and abstract shapes.

Ingredients: Strawberry sponge cake, basil sponge cake, strawberries, basil seed, blackberries, poached rhubarb, vanilla meringue and edible 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.

Product Details

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.

Legal: The photographer reserves the right to reproduce this image for use in greetings cards, calendars, books and for any other promotional purposes. These reproductions are not considered originals, but may augment the value of your original. Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 14 days after delivery. Although every effort has been made to ensure the measurements are correct, this is not guaranteed as each print is individually made and some may be hand cut. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print if delivered outside the USA.

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Delivery: Please allow up to 15 working days for delivery of your print.

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