Somerville Arts Council, Nibble: Exploring Food Art and Culture in Somerville
explores how food tells a story and plays an important place-making
role in society and culture. Nibble is an illustrated tour through the
food landscape of Union Square, with its beautiful, motley mix of pizza
joints, mom-and-pop markets, lively pubs, farmers markets, posh new
restaurants and brimming global flavor. Nibble captures this dynamic and
delicious place with personal stories, illustrations by local artists,
and recipes from the featured restaurants.
Nibble includes: Over 25 recipes from the folks at Taza, Casa B, Hightland Kitchen, the list goes on—and fabulous cooks, including the Mayor Joseph Curtatone’s mom, Maria!
Feature articles about: the locavore scene; Latino-American restaurant owners and food tourism; the many wonders of Market Basket; and local wine makers
Interviews with artists who use oreos and spices as media
First-person food stories about making yucca flour in Brazil, making tamales in Guatemala and a “secret Indian joint” in Union Square with great saag paneer
Plus, a Union Square restaurant, market and food producers guide!
Somerville Arts Council cultivates and celebrates the creative
expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative
collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an
integral part of life reflective of our diverse city. The Council has
been cited by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as a statewide leader,
and has received the Commonwealth Award, which recognizes excellence in
the arts, humanities and sciences.