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14 May 2015
Renowned gastronomy journal Food& has teamed up with the experimental yet chic London food emporium Bompas and Parr to present TUTTI FRUTTI_, an exhibition presenting specially commissioned photography in line with Bompas & Parr’s publication of the same name and a selection of letterpress’s from the talent at the Food&.


The exhibition certainly pops with colour, evoking indeed the kind of tropical imagery ‘tutti frutti’ conjures. The images are so high res you might find yourself wanting to paw at them, so maybe don’t arrive on an empty stomach. Evocative fruits are lined up to bring out their unique textures, from the waxy peel of a grapefruit to the fuzzy kiwi and its vivid innards. All of the imagery is evocative and gluttonous; caramel swirled ice cream dripping down a wrist clutching a waffle cone, the kind of excess you only see indulged in art (or perhaps a small child). The most photogenic Pavlova sits atop fluffy, mountainous cream, sprinkled with raspberries and rosebuds and accompanied by a golden fork, the perfect paradox of angelic yet devilish.

The Food& letterpress prints provide beautiful recipe info-graphics, creating editorial pieces from classic recipes like Welsh rarebit and parfait, innovating the recipe into something more of an art form.

You can buy a limited edition TUTTI FRUTTI_ publication from The Gallery at Munro House for the duration of the exhibition (during Leeds Indie Food 7th- 24th May) Monday to Sunday between 10am and 6pm.

Emma is a Freelance Writer for Leeds Living. She has a degree in English literature from the University of Leeds and specialises in writing cultural editorials.