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The toast of the town: A Japanese artist makes delectable art during lockdown

September 22, 2020

During quarantine, many of us picked up a new hobby—baking bread, putting together jigsaw puzzles, painting by numbers. But it’s Japanese artist Manami Sasaki who found the ultimate distraction du jour: toast art.

In her Tokyo kitchen, Sasaki concocted chic culinary creations on a carb canvas—think homages to Picasso and Mondrian, recreations of Japanese Edo-period (1603-1868) paintings, abstract nods to Mickey Mouse, and even an edible take on American comic book art. Then, she posted the stylized results on her Instargam account, @sasamana1204.

“The reason I started doing toast art was lockdown. I was spending an hour and a half commuting to work, but working from home led me to wake up late and get lazy,” Sasaki told Vogue Magazine recently. “I wanted to get up early in the morning and create a morning routine that would excite me. That’s when I started the toast art for breakfast.”

Why toast? “I’ve eaten bread every day since I was born, so expressing it on toast was a natural progression,” Sasaki says. She saw an opportunity to both show off not only her talent, but also that of other Japanese creators—in a way that everyone would connect with. “Most of the su

Art source: #sasamana1204/Instagram

bjects I’ve painted on bread have been from Japanese culture. Since 80% of my Instagram followers are international, I’m motivated to introduce Japanese culture and artists. So I use bread and text to show off the appeal of the subject matter.”

Each piece, Sasaki says, takes around three hours to make from start to finish. After deciding on a concept, she walks to her local supermarket to shop for ingredients. She’s cognizant of which materials change color and shape when applied to heat (an important factor to consider when a toaster is involved). Recently, she used prosciutto to represent the orange slickness of a goldfish, and purple cabbage to illustrate the regal feel of a kimono; blueberries served as a centerpiece of a summer flower.

And lest you think this is merely an aesthetic exercise, Sasaki makes sure each work tastes delicious. That aforementioned flower toast? In addition to blueberries, it was made of sesame cream, sour cream, and chervil, topped off with honey drizzle. If she doesn’t think through her concept, she notes, “My breakfast time will be a disappointment. I’m determined to avoid it!”

Research contact: @voguemagazine

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart launches CBD line

September 11, 2020

She has conquered the culinary world with her garden-grown ingredients, home-cooked meals and pastries, and exquisite table settings, so when Martha Stewart says that her new CBD products will “taste as wonderful as they make you feel,” she knows whereof she speaks.

Created in collaboration with top hemp and cannabis company Canopy Growth, Martha Stewart CBD includes hemp-derived wellness supplements that boast flavors “inspired by some of Martha’s most popular recipes,” said the news announcement.

The initial batch of products will include wellness supplements for people, with a gift box and pet line launching later this year, Forbes Magazine reports.

“I’ve found that CBD supplements are a simple way to enhance my own health and wellness, especially when it comes to managing the stresses of daily life,” said Stewart in a public statement. “I set out to create the most delicious CBD products on the market, drawing inspiration from some of my favorite recipes and flavor profiles from my greenhouse and gardens.”

Prices for the products range from $34.99 to $44.99.

David Klein, Canopy Growth’s CEO, expressed considerable enthusiasm on his company’s partnership with the illustrious Stewart. “We are committed to leading the CBD industry by providing trusted brands, which is why we’ve chosen to collaborate with Martha Stewart, someone who people turn to for advice on living well,” he said in a public statement. “Together, we’re bringing consumers science-backed, premium quality products in elegantly designed and gourmet flavored formats, available at a price point that makes Martha Stewart CBD one of the best values on the market.”

Research contact: @Forbes