About Haute Food

“Haute Food is a blog that pays tribute to food and its place on our collective imagery.

It explores through its research how photography, cinema, literature, music, advertising and fashion see and communicate with food.

Whether it earns a leading role or acts as a simple prop, Haute Food tells a genuine, unusual or tempting story with food and the rites surrounding it”

Haute Food was born and curated by Mara Corsino, editor and photographer who currently lives in New York. Mara started a blog about food and its connection with fashion, art, music, cinema, photography and all the visual arts in general. The blog started in 2010, years before the food became a trend-bomb like now. Serena Toffetti – photographer, stylist, fashion consultant – joined her doing the research and looking for pictures for the project. Later on she started taking pictures and doing fashion styling for the zine. People were following Haute Food, the project was going on and developing. So Mara naturally came to the idea of creating a zine to celebrate the one year anniversary of the blog.

There are 4 issues published already, here are the images from the last one, “Haute Food 3 Sugar & Spice” – cover, editorial and outtakes. “Sugar & Spice” consists of two books – a larger main black and white book and a smaller color book found in the inside.

Mara Corsino, does her constant research all over the world for the new artists to collaborate with, before sending out the topic for the new issue.

As can be seen in the photographs here, Serena always tries to mix erotism, sensuality, taste and flavor. She says: “For me food is strictly connected with sex, love, passion, life. Food is an excuse to talk about all the rest and all the rest is an excuse to talk about food. Haute Food’s motto is NURRITURE = LIBERATION. I deeply believe in it!”

Haute Food figures now in limited copies, every copy is numbered and can be bought at: Tate Modern, London; MoMA PS1, Nyc; Flotsambooks, Japan; Do you read me?, Berin; MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Daikanyama Tsutaya Books, Tokio




Haute Food 3 cover:

Photography Mara Corsino

Style Kirby Calvin

Model Jada Joyce at Elite

Haute Food 3 insert cover:

Collage by Kalen Hollomon

Graphic design and layout by Elena Page

Current editorial:

Photography and styling Serena Toffetti

Make-up and hair Maura Camilla Cocco

Model Lara Wehrs