Yayoi Kusama’s Menú II: Octopus dots
Today, 22nd of March, is Yayoi Kusama’s Birthday. She is 90!. So that’s why I post the second part of the Menú inspired by her. You can read the first part here. You already know who is Yayoi Kusama, so today I’m going to explain you about her psychedelic artwork.
Since she was a child, she has suffered nightmares, obsessions and hallucinations. That’s why her art looks psychedelic, because she tries to capture those nightmares on her installations.
Art has been a cathartic remedy for her disrupted mind. Since 1977 she has been interned in a Japanese psychiatric on her request. She works every day in her study, which is located near the mental hospital. There, she writes and creates her artwork.
My second dish is inspired by her collaboration with Louis Vuitton, in 2012, where big octopus tentacles circle a Yayoi Kusama’s mannequin.
Here you have the recipe… I hope you enjoy it!
Octopus and Potato dots
- 4 Octopus legs
- 200 grams Potatoes
- 100 grams Evaporated milk
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 tablespoon Olive oli
- 1 pinch Black pepper
- 50 grams Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Paprika «Tap de Cortí»
- 1 pinch Salt
Elaboración paso a paso
- Cut potatoes and boil them.
- Mash the potatoes with the evaporated milk, olive oil, salt and black pepper and emulsify.
- Apart, grill the octopus legs (I bought them already boiled).
- Warm the oil, paprika and salt. The paprika I used it is Tap de Cortí, a typical Majorcan paprika.
- To serve the plate I used a pastry bag to create the potato dots and a dropper for the paprika oil, to recreate Kusama’s dots… Voilà! Ready to enjoy it!
Here you have the first part of the Menú Yayoi Kusama.
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