Food as art ...
As a follow up to my last article I thought I’d discuss the notion of food as art or as a creative outlet. For me, creative expression has always been a fundamental part of who I am. Some sew, some play instruments. For the longest time my outlet was dance and movement. As I got older and various injuries caught up with me, I quit dance and turned my attention to more academic ventures including the study of gastroanthropology. What I found was the pang of creative urges didn’t disappear and needed to manifest itself in another area. Food and cooking bridged the academic and creative gap for me, and in many ways, I have found it even more endlessly fascinating as the possibilities are virtually endless.