October 20, 2022

I am obsessed with Ana Inciardi’s Vegetable Prints

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We have an awesome event coming up this Saturday@10:30AM at the new CloverROW and I. Am. Pumped.

Ana Inciardi is coming down from Portland, Maine to show us how she painstakingly carves, inks up, and hand-prints beautiful food-inspired linotypes (they’re like woodcuts, but with linoleum instead of wood.) She’s even packing her little mini hand-printer to do some prints live.

I’ve been a fan of Ana’s for some time. The images she carves are so detailed, vibrant, and colorful—and each one is unique because of the slow, thoughtful printing process she uses. Still, she keeps her prices affordable and they make terrific gifts for anyone who is passionate about food. (I have personally bought 4 or 5 to give away and somehow they ended up framed and on my walls.)

While most of mine are vegetable or fruit—her garlic scapes are a particular favorite in my family—let me recommend you check out her Instagram story on creating a print of soft-serve ice cream with multi-color sprinkles. You’ll see the amount of work Ana puts in carving sprinkle by sprinkle. Incredible. I was probably Order #1 on that print.

Oh! And she’ll be selling a special custom Brussels Sprouts print for Clover in celebration of our fan-fav Brussels Sprouts Sandwich (All Hail King Brussels! Back next week.)

I heard about Ana from an episode of “Milk Street”, Christopher Kimball’s podcast, which she was on to talk about another cool project of hers—researching and cultivating an heirloom tomato variety called Inciardi. She also just got a grant to write a book about those, and I’m sure we’ll get to dig into that a bit while she’s in town too.

So come to ROW this Saturday at 10:30-11 for the talk and demonstration, and she’ll be hanging around until 2 to chat and sell her work.

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