If you’ve been reading The Comic Vault for a while, you’ll have noticed that I enjoy combining my passion for comics with food. This has given rise to a segment called Comic Kitchen which involves designing a three course menu around a specific comic character. The menu is tailored to the character’s personality, history and location. Comics are arguably the hottest thing in the world right now and Comic Kitchen was started out of a love for the medium.
Now, I’m interested in getting other people involved in the project as a way to promote unique dishes and cultural menus. I’m putting a call out to chefs, bakers, food bloggers and business owners.
The way I’m interested in collaborating is for other people to provide recipe suggestions and food photography. For example, I may come up with the character I want to focus on and I’d work with someone else to see what kind of meals would be suitable. I recently collaborated with a food blogger called Rosaleen to come up with a New York inspired Captain America menu, which was a fun experience to be a part of.
I’m particularly interested in promoting underrated comic characters and pairing them with food from different cultures. If you run a pop up food business and want to promote meals that you feel people should hear about them get in touch. I’m happy to include links to businesses and credit the cooks who developed the dishes. Comic Kitchen is about advocating distinctive food with relatable characters.
If you know anyone who would be interested in getting involved with Comic Kitchen then let them know about the segment. Let me know what kind of food you specialise in as that will give me an idea of what character the menu will work best with.
Here are some previous editions to give you an idea of what the series looks like:
Get in touch through the contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be a part of Comic Kitchen or have any ideas!