Watchmaking. Silhouette portraiture. Mud Ball Polishing. Miniature food.
Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of the key lessons and discoveries they’ve made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill, and answering your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!
In this edition of The Secret Arts, we're going to be exploring the art of making miniature food! We'll be joined by master food stylist and tiny food expert, Hannah Aufmuth, who will share the joys and wisdom of creating food... but smol. Hannah entered the world of food styling through working on the Food Network show Everyday Italian, and she began making tiny foods for the Tastemade network show Tiny Kitchen, in 2015. She's created everything from little sushi rolls to doll-sized KFC buckets to waffles and pancakes that are best seen through a magnifying glass. Join us for a night of discussion about food, miniatures, and the art of making a tiny meal!
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Host, Programming Lead, Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's custom hosted experiences program, writing and designing experiences that bring Atlas Obscura's vision of wonder to life. He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. He's fine.