Monday, 3 November 2014

Tasty Bonfire Night Celebrations with Stella Kids!

Owls watching colorful fireworks. Pancakes, yoghurt, dried blueberries, fruit.

 In collaboration with Stella Kids, the children's brand of British designer and lifetime vegetarian Stella McCartney, I have created a number of plates celebrating Bonfire Night (also known as Guy Fawkes Night).

Bonfire Night is primarily a British tradition, taking place annually on November 5th. It is a celebration of a failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the king in 1605, led by a man called Guy Fawkes. All around the country people gather around bonfires, sending up fireworks and enjoying good food together.
To find inspiration for the food art, I first looked at the Stella Kids collection. The clothes feature a lot of fun and quirky animal characters, which led me to ponder how the animals would take to celebrating Bonfire Night. So that became my starting point for creating ideas. To create the food art itself, I did some research on what people usually eat on the night and used what I could from that in the final plates. Classics such as caramel apples, baked potatoes, sausages (vegan of course!) and bean stews are all featured in some form or another.

The owls (above) would obviously sit in their wisdom on a branch and watch the colorful spectacle with composure, I imagined. 

Rabbits grilling carrots. Bread, bell pepper, cheese, carrot, sugar peas, pepper corns.
While the rabbits would take the opportunity to grill some tasty carrots over the bonfire.
Polar bear with apple sparkler. Yoghurt, chocolate chips, almonds, apple, caramel, silver sprinkles. 

The polar bear, though out of his element, would really love holding a caramel apple sparkler to light up the cold winter night.

Dog hiding from fireworks. Potatoes, cheddar, peppercorns, spinach, corn.
The poor dog would probably be hiding in his roasted potato dog house because it doesn't like all the noise from the fireworks.

Cat enjoying the bonfireplace. Black beans, yoghurt, vegan sausage, pumpkin, bell pepper, spinach.
Lastly, the cat would definitely curl up in front of the bonfire, as it loves getting warm and cozy.

So that was my little turn around the animal world on Bonfire Night, I wish you all a happy celebration!


Friday, 18 July 2014

IdaFrosk Pecha Kucha talk

In February this year, I did a 6 minute 40 second talk for Pecha Kucha night in Oslo. I talked about what it's like to eat breakfast with 200,000 people on Instagram, how I ended up getting so many followers and some things I've learned along the way. You can watch all of it here, and I even did it in English to make it accessible to a larger audience. Enjoy!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Winner of the GIVEAWAY

Det kom inn mange fantastiske svar på hva kaffe betyr for folk, både her og på Instagram, så jeg måtte bare trekke tilfeldig. Kommentarene fra nett ble lagt inn som nummer 1-5 og deretter kom Instagram-kommentarene. 

Vinneren av kaffetrakteren fra Moccamaster ble nummer 33, som var brukeren @romvesen på Instagram. 
Takk til alle som deltok, jeg storkoste meg med å lese!