I met Jacopo Sarzi at London Design Festival 2012 while performing his ‘Understory’ at the Brompton Design District. He was serving taste infusions to the guests. Three different food experiences with three different tools and tastes. In a Skype chat he once told me ‘When I perform to big publics, I get the attitude of a knife seller in a fair boot, or a fish seller at the market (Italian ones give more the idea…), I am loud, quick to make bad jokes and ready to engage with the ones facing me. It represents my way of using food as a tool able to face all the sorts of people.’ I obviously belonged to the people that were not scared by his yelling and ready to taste what his attitude is about. In March this year we worked together on an evening called ‘Point and Line to Plate’ with the intention to connect the invited guests around a dinner table and to create a series of unexpected undertakings with edibles. While working on it, I learned to make a better pizza sauce and that Martino Gamper is not the only Italian designer that can dance. Upcoming Sunday you get the chance to see Sardinian Jacopo in action at Winter Project space. The Fish Butchery invites the audience to eat an entire animal and to make you understand what you put in your mouth when you eat. Book now, because tickets are in great demand and this is highly recommended by me!
Jacopo’s kitchen at his home in North London
‘kitchen craft’more about it on his Facebook Page – go and like it!
Jacopo together with his housemate Fernando Laposse
Pizza – his favourite food
Kitchen towels with pizza dough
Risotto in the making. Check a previous post about Jacopo here
A dinner night with friends at Jacopo’s and Fernando’s house in Tottenham Hale
Dishes Jacopo and I composed for ‘Point and Line to Plate’
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE DRAWING – Well, who would have guessed that?
DRAW YOUR FAVOURITE OBJECT