To celebrate the artistry of restaurants and the artisans who create them.
“Vogue” for Restaurants!
We envision Forkitecture will be like Vogue for restaurants. Restaurants are larger than life works of experiential art. Their wonder and the artisans who create them need a place to be celebrated. The intersection of style and culture with food and ambiance are a core feature of life around the world. Whether it be simple or outlandish, tiny or a soaring architectural wonder, hundreds of decisions have been made to create a unique experience that stays with you, and causes you to look forward to the next time you return.
We want to introduce you to these incredible spaces and artisans.
Editor-In-Chief Wendy Louise Nog
“I grew up in a rugged part of Northern Minnesota in a tiny off-the-grid cabin far from the next neighbor. In mornings, we pulled a covered bucket of milk up by a rope from the deep hole where it was placed the night before to cool after being milked from our four cows. My mother would skim off the cream, and set it aside for butter and whipped cream.
As the coffee boiled on the wooden cook stove cowboy style filling our cabin with its aroma, one of us children would run outside to pick blueberries for my mother to use in the pancake batter that she poured onto an iron skillet heated on our iron cook stove. The cream would be whipped, pancakes stacked, bacon from the neighbor’s farm sizzled, and we sat down to a breakfast of blueberry pancakes, melting butter, thick bacon, and maple syrup, lathered with freshly whipped cream. Our parents would sip from hot mugs of coffee, and we drank our big glasses of fresh milk, still warm and foamy from the morning’s milking. Birds chirped outside, and thousands of frogs sang their rhythmic love songs. These are my earliest experiences of food. It isn’t just one part, but all of the elements combined that create such a beautiful memory for me to visit in my mind. Now that I am an adult, I cherish times when I visit a restaurant that has done something special.
Creating a dining experience requires artistry all the way back to the farm where the food originated, and it is my wish to celebrate all that comes together for one simple meal.”
– Wendy Louise Nog – Editor-In-Chief, North Bay Fork & Founder of Future Bright Digital