For all of your sweet tooth, Uncovering Oklahoma visited places in Oklahoma, Edmond, and Norman for some sweet treats. Plus, join us on a tour of a food-themed art exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary.
Melissa Wedman is the owner and head sugar slinger at Mollycoddled Hash Slinger; she slings delicious Artisan candies and caramels. The name came from her first food blog handle ten years ago and has stuck since. They focus on supporting other small American businesses through the supply chain, including many Oklahoma-sourced ingredients.
Their candies are handcrafted in small batches without preservatives and include Caramels, Toffees, Brittles, Candy Floss, and more. Their NW OKC flagship retail store offers over 100 Made in Oklahoma products, American-made gifts, and Corporate Gifting services.
Byrdie’s by Raspberries n’ Creme is a newly opened bakery in Downtown Norman, Oklahoma. The bakery is owned by Nikki Griggs, who has brought her mother’s recipes to Norman. The bakery specializes in homemade desserts, such as macaroons, brownies, cake balls, cookies, and their famous ribbon cake. The ribbon cake is a layered cake made with sour cream white cake, chocolate cake, Italian cream, fresh strawberries, and whipping cream, making it a decadent treat for all.
Byrdie’s also has a birthday and gift section, where customers can find homemade pillows and other gifts to celebrate special occasions. The bakery also offers a grab-and-go lunch area, where customers can order in-house or take away items such as casseroles, soup, salad sandwiches, and other tasty treats.
Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a delicious lunch, Byrdie’s is the perfect place to visit. So, if you’re in the area, head down to Byrdie’s and enjoy a sweet treat today!
Hema Patel is a nurse by trade who found her passion for desserts as she traveled across America sampling the nation’s best gelato and pastries. Realizing her love for making people smile could carry over from her nursing career to her first gelato and pastry shop, Dolci Paradiso was born. Hema’s goal is to use classic French and Italian styles in all of the Dolci desserts but incorporate her traditional Indian background by adding unique flavor profiles to creations. By adding spices and flavors normally found in Indian fare, Hema has seamlessly created flavor profiles unlike anything found in the current market. Dolci Paradiso has a location in Edmond, South OKC and is found in the shop inside Omni Hotel in downtown OKC.
The Art of Food exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary is an exceptional showcase of 100 objects by 36 artists highlighting the themes of food and its relationship to agriculture, food production, and family. The University of Arizona Art Museum and Olivia Miller organized the exhibition and featured works from the Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation collection. The themes present in the show are relatable to everyone as they center around food and the meaning it holds in our lives.
The exhibition is divided into seven sections, each delving deeper into the themes of food and its connection to our lives. Visitors can expect to see works from renowned 20th-century artists and up-and-coming 21st-century artists. Katherine Ace, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Chris Antemann, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Enrique Chagoya, Corwin Clairmont, Warrington Colescott, Robert Cottingham, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Richard Estes, David Gilhooly, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Malia Jensen, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Hung Liu, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Alison Saar, Analia Saban, Jonathan Seliger, Lorna Simpson, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, and Sherrie Wolf are artists featured in this show.
The Art of Food provides a unique and thought-provoking look into the relationship between food and art. Whether you are an art lover or simply interested in food and its impact on society, this exhibition will surely be a memorable and educational experience.