A Call for Food Art About the News

Hello! We’re working on a post — Presented by the Samsung Galaxy S® 4 — that’ll feature reader-created food art, and we’re hoping you’d like to submit. The only guide is that the final product be loosely about the news (a la this cicada made of potato, dried cranberries, turnip, celery, and endive), ideally not too morbid, and mostly made of things that are edible. The idea is that it’d be an amusing project to do if you find yourself with an hour or two (or five minutes) to kill. The final product could be great, it could be terrible, it could be anything at all. Made as a collaboration, made in isolation — whatever works. The worse, the better. The better, the better.

Once you’re done, please send one (1) photo of the finished artwork to edith@thehairpin.com (plus a title and/or explanation, with a link to the news item, and your name and website/Twitter, if you’d like — although anonymous is fine, too), and we’ll put them in one big gallery, sort of like that “First Phone Photos: A Time Capsule” gallery from last year, and run it the third week of June. (No prizes, just fun, hopefully.)

The deadline is Friday, June 7, 2013. Let me know if you have any questions; I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

In the meantime, here’s a little how-to on making your own home friend/cicada.

Please send anything/everything to edith@thehairpin.com.