Love Difference Pastries: Two Times Tart
by Julie Upmeyer presented in Istanbul. Caravansarai, 29 March 2008
A trans-cultural culinary exploration of tastes and geographies,
created from the combined input of 9 individuals from Turkey and its
eight surrounding countries. In Istanbul, Julie Upmeyer has commissioned
half-circle pastry shells from the Bereket Borek Solonu, the small
neighborhood bakery next to the Caravansarai project space. These
shells hold the nine unique sweet fillings, made in Istanbul by Julie
Upmeyer and the Caravansarai project team, from recipes submitted
by the 9 participating individuals. Two half tarts (each 4.5 X 3 cm)
are eaten simultaneously. The combination is chosen by the eater,
who decides their own pair of flavors and geographies.
Recipes come from Armenia, Iraq, Bulgaria, Syria, Iran, Greece, Georgia,
Azerbaijan and Turkey.
A ‘Two Times Tart’, connecting people and cultures, transgressing
political tensions in the simple action of eating. The empty pastry
shell is the political boundaries, divided and hollow, tasteless and
identical. The filling is the people, cultures and traditions, held
by the shells, yet overshadowing them with their flavor and originality.
Combined in a single bite, are the creations of two individuals, two
The Istanbul premier will be held at the Caravansarai project space
on March 29th.
This sweet is part of the “Love Difference Pastries” project,
first presented at the CAMeC museum in La Spezia, on February, 22nd-24th
Times Tart" in Love Difference Pastries
Pasticcerie Love Difference: Two Times
Tart di Julie Upmeyer presentato a Istanbul. Caravansarai, 29 marzo