Food as art
I really like looking at, and thinking about, food that's self-consciously designed as art. Unlike modern sculpture and poetry, which I appreciate but fundamentally don't really understand, I get food. I can look at a dish and imagine the sort of work that goes into it. I can catch some of the references. Knowing how to cook at a very basic level makes it easier for me to be awed by the technique and conceptual innovation of real masters. And this slideshow that Life magazine had Alinea's Grant Achatz edit is just breathtaking. I could just keep cycling through it all day.
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