On today's THE FOOD SEEN, we're affected by the always -nspired Emilie Baltz, a multi-disciplinary French-American artist, who's wild and widely ranging body of work examines how we interact with food on a cultural level. Recently her L.O.V.E. FOODBOOK, which explores our relationship between food and emotion, won the prestigious Best First Cookbook award at the Festival du Livre Culinaire in Paris. Now she readies herself for a summer in France teaching food design through SVA. You ask, "what is food design?" Well, so does Emilie- all the time! Listen in to learn how to begin experiencing it yourself. Thanks to our sponsor, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Thanks to Cookies for the theme music.


"As designers, the food space is an important space to address... Within that moment you're affecting your nutrition and caloric intake, but also your emotions, politics, economics, etc." [7:00]

"We are being stimulated not by the cherry or the oyster, but it's a full body experience. And some of that might have to do with the physical aspects of the foods, but it's mostly the narrative behind them." [22:10]

"Who is in charge of food design? Marketers? Salespeople? These are things that we put in our bodies!" [32:00]

-- Emilie Baltz on THE FOOD SEEN