Emilie Baltz’s Food Utopia
Let Them Eat Travel Cake!
Interview by Mackenzie Lowry
Emilie Baltz is everything. She is a well seasoned traveling Food Designer, with a multitude of former professional lives that includes being the Creative Director for The Museum of Sex, Founder of the Food Design Studio at the Pratt Institute, a dancer, and photographer.
Whether it’s a meal celebrated together or spent with a book, that is the focus of Emilie Baltz. Her passion for food is the center of our early morning meeting as we sit and sip on green, foamy Matcha Lattes. This unusual drink is made of a very finely ground powder of a particular strain of green tea, and is often the center of Japanese tea ceremonies. It is the perfect elixir for listening to her tales about an eclectic life.
What inspired you to combine food with art?
Do you believe that how people eat influences how they behave?
You created a travel cake workshop?
Do the places you travel to influence your work?
What was your favorite meal that you ever had while traveling?
What has been your most memorable travel experience?
Do you think that you can make your dreams happen?
Do you have any parting words of wisdom?
Photos courtesy of Emilie Baltz