Log 34 - The Food Issue
Guest Edited by Savinien Caracostea and Jan Åman - Summer 2015
Why would an architecture journal devote an entire issue to thinking about food? Log 34: The Food Issue explores food in its many aspects and reveals a boundless realm of contemporary cultural production. In this Spring/Summer 2015 issue, contributions from inside and outside the worlds of food and architecture – from chefs and architects to artists, critics, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and eaters – highlight the many parallels between cuisine and architecture (beyond the basic needs for food and shelter) and demonstrate that food is everywhere and in everything. Guest edited by Savinien Caracostea and Jan Åman, Log 34 features renowned chefs, including Ferran Adrià, Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Magnus Nilsson, Jacques Pépin, and Christina Tosi, as well as critically acclaimed artists like Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. In short, countless reasons to focus on food today, from the obvious to the surprising.
Incidents: Architecture of Taste
Harvard Graduate School of Design - Summer 2015
Pierre Hermé with Savinien Caracostea and Sanford Kwinter
On November 27, 2012, world-renowned pastry chef Pierre Hermé arrived at Harvard University from Paris. He brought five chefs, two assistants, 600 sheets of gelatin, 150 eggs, 68 pounds of caster sugar, 40 pounds of unsalted butter, 32 pounds of cream, 25 pounds of milk chocolate couverture, 11 pounds of grated wasabi, and the alchemic techniques to transform these ingredients into an elaborate “lecture de pâtisserie.” Together with Savinien Caracostea and Sanford Kwinter, he methodically deconstructed four conceptual desserts for 400 spectator-diners. The Architecture of Taste recaptures this night and the physiological effects of Hermé’s pastry visions.
AWKWARD is an artistic student lifestyle publication. Each issue uniquely and thematically addresses matters that fictionally or non-fictionally relate to Cornell undergraduate campus life through various sensual means - including physical, visual, and literary expressions. Through its inclusion of various and distinctive aspects, styles, and viewpoints, the publication is awkward, diverse.
Savinien was Creative Director in 2006 and Editor in chief from 2007 to 2009.