Canapes of DEATH – finger food for you

I asked her/him if it was a small sandwich, this Hors d'œuvre, this Canape´?

They/it said; - Yes, you can call it that. And since you ask, I would like to invite you...

The Chef Of Death would like to invite you

to the beginning of the end, the making of starters.

The beginning of the end, is our time to show the world how much we love the craft of gastronomic decoration. This will be the night of thousand canapes!

- Hej C: art students. We must decide what ingredients we need to create a thousand Canapes? What? Oh, I understand. You want me to tell you more about this gastronomic processed based performance art workshop.
Well, we will create small canapes for the party. And decorate them one by one. Every single piece will be created with the passion that comes from your life story´s and knowledge about art. But it is of most importance that the canapes are eatable and that every ingredient is handled with respect and love. It is not only about what you do, but also about how you do what you do! This is not just finger food, this is the cure against despair.


You become what you eat. You are your food.

Recipes and menus:

- What are you waiting for? He whispered from the door opening. Maybe he thought he had to follow the classic vampire rule of not being able to enter if not invited. A silly rule of courtesy for the dandy creatures of the night. But he was no vampire, and it was not even night time. Just another morning at the office the chef used when figuring out the menu for next week.
She looked at him and thought. I could show you the face of Kali, I could show you the face of Gaiman's Death, I could turn you inside out so we all could see what you are made of. But not today. Today I will just keep on writing the menu and figuring out the recipe for the next Primordial Soup.

She, the Chef of Death continued to write on the menu.

The Chef of Death will compose a menu for Christmas, for the end of the semester, for the end of 2010 and for the end of the universe.
What menu could include an art piece, an existential question about being, living and dying and also be festive enough for a school party?


grocery list:


gurka 5 st

rädisor 5 knippen

citron 10 st

lime 10 st

Spansk peppar (chili) 5 st

gul paprika 5 st

grön paprika 5 st

röd paprika 5 st

morötter ett paket

persilja 4 knippen

dill 4 knippen

krasse 3 paket

purjolök 3 st

solrosskott 3 paket

koriander 2 färska

Rättika 1 st

Blomkål 2 huvuden

kiwi 10 st

apelsin 10 st

äpple 10 st

Klementiner 10-15 st

vindruvor 1 "låda" gröna och en "låda" blå

kanel 2 paket

gurkmeja 1 liten burk

saffran 2 paket

hela nejlikor 2 paket

majonnäs 2 tuber

ajvar 1 burk

pepparrot(riven på tub) 1 tub

pepparotvisp 1 tub

smör 1 paket

bröd formfranska 4 ljusa och 4 mörka

salta kex, runda 2 paket

andra sorterskex 2 paket


Små vassa knivar, helst en till var deltagare.

tandpetare 3 paket

Servetter, (enfärgade) vita, Röda och gröna , 7 paket

Våtservetter 3 paket


Skrivpapper och pennor (för recept/menu-text)

Julhyacinter med doft utslagna, 4 st

cucumber 5 pcs
radishes five bundles
Lemon 10 pcs
Lime 10 pc
Pepper (chilli) 5 pcs
yellow pepper 5 pieces
green pepper 5 pieces
red pepper 5 pieces
carrots a package
parsley 4 tufts
Dill 4 bundles
watercress 3 packages
leeks 3 pc
sunflower shoots 3 pc
fresh cilantro 2
Radish 1 pc
Cauliflower 2 heads
Kiwi 10
Orange 10 pcs
Apple 10 pcs
Clementines 10-15 pc
grapes one "box" Green and a "box" blue
cinnamon 2 packets
turmeric 1 small jar
saffron 2 packages
whole cloves 2 packages
mayonnaise 2 tubes
Ajvar 1 jar
horseradish (grated on the tube) 1 tube
pepparotvisp 1 tube
butter 1 package
French bread, four light and four dark
round saltine crackers 2 packages
other crackers 2 packages

Small sharp knife, preferably one to each participant.
Toothpick 3 packages
Napkins, (plain) white, red and green, 7 packets
Wet Wipes 3 packets

Writing paper and pencils (for recipe / menu text)
Christmas hyacints with scent excluded, 4