CAKE. La cultura del dessert tra tradizione Araba e Occidente / The dessert culture between Arabic and Western traditions. Curated by Manuela De Leonardis. Promoters Marimo – brandlife designers and M.Th.I. Music Theatre International. cm 16,5×23, 144 pages, b/n and color, paperback with stitched binding, € 20,00 (deluxe € 40,00). Italian/English – ISBN 978-88-98391-08-0 / Postcart / May 2013 – www.postcart.com
Cake is a book of art and cooking that contains a dialogue between recipes and the works of nineteen international artists – Hassan Al-Meer, Paolo Angelosanto, Yto Barrada, Beatrice Catanzaro, Maimuna Feroze-Nana, Parastou Forouhar, Maïmouna Patrizia Guerresi, Susan Harbage Page, Reiko Hiramatsu, Uttam Kumar Karmaker, Silvia Levenson, Loredana Longo, MAD_Angela Ferrara e Dino Lorusso, Şükran Moral, Ketna Patel, Pushpamala N, Anton Roca, Jack Sal, Larissa Sansour – who have interpreted its content.
Cake is a non-profit project in support of BAIT AL KARAMA. All the artists, authors of texts, graphic design, sponsors and media partners have donated their efforts to the project with the aim to support Bait al Karama Women Centre, the first Palestinian Cooking School (Palestinian Slow Food Convivium in Palestine) founded with the collaboration of Fatima Khaddoumi (responsible for the Women Affairs of Old City Charity of Nablus), Beatrice Catanzaro (artist) and Cristiana Bottigella (cultural manager).
texts: Preface and critical texts by Manuela De Leonardis / On the spice road by Antonio Marcianò / Plates + pages of original manuscript (Arabic/French) + recipes / Biographies / layout: Giampiero Quaini – Marimo brandlife designers / photographs: Enrico Caputo – CaroselloLab / translations: Ihab Husni Mohammad Hashem (Arabo/Italiano), Licena Lazzara (Francese/Italiano), Jack Sal (Italiano/Inglese) / printer: C.T.S. Grafica di Marcello Coltellini, Città di Castello (Perugia) / sponsor: LuBo Fund, Atlanta – Piece of Cake Inc, Atlanta – Panella L’Arte del Pane, Roma – Cantine Menhir Minervino (Lecce) / Organizing partners: Cerealia, Roma – Doozo, Roma – OltreDimore, Bologna – White Box, New York / media partner: art a part of cult(ure) – Diafa/ Nur Edizioni
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PHOTOS GALLERY OF CAKE’S LAUNCH
VENICE opening of the 55 Biennale di Venezia – Caffè Quadri (May, 31 2013) / ROME, closing event of Cerealia – Doozo (June, 10 2013) / TRIGGIANO (BARI), book festival Antifestival, Cultural Association “magARi” – Triggiano (June, 28) / NEW YORK, White Box gallery (Sept. 6, 2013) / BOLOGNA, Arte Libro Book Fair, OltreDimore gallery (Sept. 19-22, 2013)