An artistic and gastronomic experience based on three elements: the squid, the ink and the paper.
First, we'll learn about Gyotaku, a traditional Japanese printing technique formerly used by fishermen to advertise their catch-of-the-day at fish markets.
After that, we'll be ready to make our own squid gyotaku, using squid ink and Asian handmade paper.
At this point, we'll prep our squids so they are ready to eat! The classic recipe of deep-fried squid, calamari, will be adapted by utilizing the squid's ink in the batter before frying.
The workshop is run by Eduard Pagès, an artist from Capellades, a small village of central Catalonia, often considered one of the cradles of paper culture in Europe.
He explores and promotes food biodiversity and sustainability through the artistic possibilities of nature printing and hand papermaking.
During the last years, Eduard has performed many gyotaku workshops around Catalonia in a wide range of venues, from design universities to food hubs and markets. He is a frequent collaborator of Slow Food Barcelona and has brought the art of gyotaku to some Slow Food main events: Salone del Gusto (2016), Slow Fish (2015, 2017)..