Your food recipes at Arthouse Texas.

Happy Friday, all!

New Eavesdropper contributor, Megan, has two posts today. The first is about an in-progress art exhibit happening at Arthouse Texas, and it’s calling for YOUR favorite food recipes.

I joked with Megan that I was going to submit my mom’s Better Than Sex chocolate cake (actual name of recipe), but now – I think it might not be a joke.

Because that cake really does belong in a museum.

Read below, then tell us:

what’s your favorite recipe?

From Megan!:
To anyone who has somewhat of an interest in this thing we call food: Would you like to stuff your face with Better Than Sex chocolate cake? What ingredients comprise the $25,000 Pie? Will you make me some Porcupine Meatballs? Do you think that Prince eats?

If none of this sounds interesting, you’re clearly a robot. Or Prince. If your curiosity is piqued by any of the above recipe titles, or if you think you can top that, you’re in luck.

New York-based artist Jason Middlebrook is seeking submissions of family recipes for his latest project: a massive drawing incorporating these recipes as well as a communal pot luck dinner featuring a few lucky chosen ones. This is all part of the inaugural exhibition in Arthouse’s new second floor gallery.

The dinner will be held in November, but the deadline for submitting a recipe is this Saturday, July 31st. Please submit your favorite or most memorable recipe along with the name(s) of who passed it down to you.  

You may also include an anecdote of why this recipe is important to you, what memories it conjures, or a story of when it was served.

*The recipes don’t have to be unusual or have epic titles, either. They just have to be what you consider tasty or perhaps have a sentimental tinge.*

Please email your recipe by Saturday, July 31 to, or send to Arthouse, PO Box 160490, Austin, TX 78716. Also include your name, phone number and email address.

Jason Middlebrook was born in Jackson, Michigan in 1966 and lives and works in Hudson, New York.  His work, which has been shown extensively in the United States and Europe, typically features found and recycled everyday materials that are redeployed to reveal practices of overconsumption and the points at which culture and nature collide.


Arthouse creates meaningful opportunities to investigate and experience the art of our time through exhibitions, programs and commissions of new work.   All exhibitions and programs at Arthouse are free and open to the public.


Arthouse at the Jones Center is located at 700 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX  78701.  Arthouse is closed temporarily for an extensive renovation and expansion designed by LTL Architects and will reopen in fall 2010.

Arthouse Season Sponsors:  Austin Ventures, Roger Beasley Highline Group, Four Hands Home, Guerilla Suit, Intercontinental Hotel – Stephen F. Austin, and Jones Villalta Funds.

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