While it’s true there’s no such thing as a free lunch, local artist Tom Brown has been giving out free food on the streets of Calgary. It’s just that the food is super tiny.
Brown is a miniatures artist, and he has a growing collection of teeny tiny kitchen utensils and gear that’s he’s made in order to put together impossibly small mini-meals that he hands out to passersby.
He describes what he does as a kind of performance art, according to CBC Calgary.
He’s got things like tiny spatulas, pizza boxes, deep fryer, whisks, ice cream scoops, a full range of miniature knives, a cheese grater, and even a mini French press coffee maker. He preps the food with the tiny tools, then cooks on an alcohol-powered tiny stove. And when we say tiny, we mean tiny–like the size of your fingertip!
Brown has made all sorts of dishes in the past couple of years of this endeavour, including miniature waffles with berries, whipped cream, and syrup. “The waffle iron was very hard to make,” he explains on his Instagram account. There have been tiny tacos, burgers, breads and rolls, nachos, Buffalo wings, donuts, and cookies, too.
Watch him whip up a (very, very) petite apple pie:
You can view images of Brown’s “Miniature Kitchen” gadgets on his website. Take a look at what he’s shared via Instagram: