Learn How to Eat Like A Girl With Gastronomista on U Look Hungry today at 3 p.m.
On today’s episode of U Look Hungry, I’m joined by Miss Rammy Lee Park and Emily Wells, two of the gems behind the delectable website, “Gastronomista."
If you’re not familiar with Gastronomista, it’s one of the best food websites dedicated to bookmarking some of the most hot haute hot mouthwatering food trends and unbelievable finds.
In short, it’s almost where food, art and fashion collide. The wordy libations don’t stop there; they also create bespoke events, gorgeous videos, and so much more.
The definition of a “Gastronomista” (according to their website, coined by Melissa Muhlke of the NY Times): Gastronomista / (gas tran ome sta) / n. / a savvy woman who turns blogging about what she ate last night into a mini industry.
(Above, from left to right: Rammy Lee Park and Emily Wells, courtesy of the Gastronomista Gals)
A little bit about Emily Wells:
Emily Arden Wells is an architect and graphic designer. She currently works for Adjaye Associates New York office, where she is part of the core design team for the Smithsonian African American Museum in Washington D.C. She is co-founder and editor of Gastronomista, founded with Jennifer Pelka in 2009, where she writes under the pseudonym Miss Emma Emerson. Emily designed the identity and website for Gastronomista, in addition to continuing to manage all content for the website. Emily’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper, Elle, and was also featured in the Archiprix 2011. Emily has also worked for internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, in addition to AvroKo, a New York firm specializing in restaurant design. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture ‘09 where she won the coveted H.I. Feldman Prize for a sustainable multi-family housing proposal in Houston, Texas. The prize is awarded annually to the best solution of an architectural problem. Wells also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania, in addition to a year of studies at the Architectural Association of London.
A little bit about Rammy Lee Park:
Rammy Lee Park is a writer, filmmaker & designer. She is the recipient of grants from the National Board of Review and the Caucus Foundation, and her work has been featured in/shown at: the Scope Art Fair, Anthology Film Archives, (le) Poisson Rouge and Time Out New York. Her short films have screened at Palm Springs Shortsfest, Albuquerque Film Festival and the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films among others. She blogs about sexuality and the Asian-American female at Great Expectasians and she is a contributing writer for Gastronomista. Her pen name for Gastronomista, ARIADNE AX, is also her independent jewelry design label, launching fall 2011. She is currently developing her first full length play as well as a non-narrative video series. She holds a BA in English and an MFA in Film, both from Columbia University. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Get ready to hear Rammy Lee Park and Emily Wells wax poetic about the site, their own works, and how to be your own Gastronomista day to day.
(image copyright of gastronomista.com)
Tune in today, Thursday August 18th at 3 p.m. to hear me chat with the geniuses behind Gastronomista.com on Heritage Radio Network. You won’t regret it.