Press Releases

Umami*: food and art festival, March 31, 2008


Press Coverage

New York Magazine, Grub Street (Blog), March 20, 2008
"Umami Food and Art Fest Will Blow Your Mind, Kitchen"
by Josh Ozersky with Daniel Maurer

"Other activities at the ten-day “food and art festival” … high-concept and fun. Our favorites include […] Composer Fast Forward […] Orphic Memory Sausages!


Gothamist, April 10, 2008
"Umami Festival Urges Artists to Play With Their Food"
by John Del Signore


Time Out New York, Issue 653: Apr 2–8, 2008
"Wurst episode ever: Mimi Oka and Doug Fitch hold a sausage party that you’ll want to go to."
by Dan Avery

"The festival uses food to bring art into everyday life"


New York Times, Calendar, April 9, 2008
by Florence Fabricant

"Culinary Art […] food and art events […] a concert played on kitchen implements […] workshops for children to paint with food […] and a display of food films and cookbooks by artists […]"


WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show, April 8, 2008

"The fifth taste, umami, is now at the forefront of modern cuisine. Gourmet magazine’s Ruth Reichl and Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, tell us more […] The Umami Festival runs from April 8th through April 18th.


Artis, artis recommends, April, 2008

Cookies by Israeli troupe Esemble 209 […] part of Umami: food and art festival.


New York, The Weekend Guide, April 10, 2008

Umami: Food and Art Festival
What: Salt tastings, chef round tables, kitchen utensil concerts, and programs encouraging kids to play with their food.


Weekend America, April 12, 2008
"Playing with Food... And Utensils"
hosted by Marc Sanchez

[Musician] Fast Forward […] The combination of food in an art context […] very attractive to people.


Ob designer (France), April 2008
Eat & food : Festival Umami Food & Art
by Isabelle Larignon

"Memory Sausage […] Apportez tout ce qui vous évoque le souvenir d’un lieu, d’une personne, d’une époque ou d’un moment de vie… et que vous souhaiteriez voir transformer en chair à saucisse […] A la fin de la journée, chacun pourra emporter chez soi une saucisse comme une part de mémoire collective."


GlamNest, April 15, 2008
"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For…Smoked Salmon and Bagel Ice Cream?"
by Jen Renzi

"Very cool"


Gambero Rosso (Italy), June 2008
by Fabio Parasecoli

"La prima edizione de Umami festival [,,,] collaborare con chef e altri professionalisti dell'enogastronomia. […] preentare l'arte in modo diverso, e integrata nella vita quotidiana […]."