Spring 2015

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Harley Langberg: Foodie Makes Edible Art

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Harley Langberg makes masterpieces for lunch. He started making food art two years ago, recreating famous paintings or photographs solely out of food, from eggplant to exotic fruits. “A lot of work goes into choosing the ingredients and discovering how I can get the right textures,” says Langberg ’10, who lives in New York City. His favorite piece is a remake of the Picasso painting Portrait of Dora Maar. Food is more than an artistic medium for Langberg, who studied economics and taught cooking classes as a student at Northwestern. He is operations director for Connecticut-based CMS Technology, which makes food preservatives, including ProduceShield, an eco-friendly, postharvest wash that increases produce shelf life by up to two weeks. Inspired by his daily dealings with produce and his love of art, Langberg creates food art plates for dinner parties and corporate advertising.

Check out Langberg's latest food art creations.