Results tagged by Food

Sensory Knowledge for Changing Landscapes

Sensory Knowledge for Changing Landscapes

As climate change swiftly alters landscapes at unprecedented speeds, our cultural amnesia about past ecological states will become more acute. In this essay, I propose material encounters and embodied experiences with food and recipes as critical ways of ‘knowing’ changing landscapes in the Anthropocene. I suggest food-based methods for building alternative forms of knowledge about our changing climate, and I outline how a renewed environmental consciousness in the age of climate collapse can be enhanced from the creation of non-discursive knowledge based in recipes.

Taste: The Lost Sense, or Why the Culinary Arts Should Integrate with Art Education

Taste: The Lost Sense, or Why the Culinary Arts Should Integrate with Art Education

This conversation inquires why the culinary arts—representing the sense of taste in relation to food—have hardly found ground in art education. The optical, the audible, the touchable and moveable have found fertile ground in all kinds of art disciplines, whereas the sense of taste and tasting, historically connected to the aesthetic judgment of artistic objects par excellence, has hardly found refuge for its proper object, i.e., food.

Fervent Pharmakon

This article demonstrates how both food and fashion are closely tied to emotions and to our biosocial beings, offering ‘sweet tastes of aesthetics and sensory pleasure.’ von Busch argues how quick consumption—in these industries of fast and mass production—has paradoxically led to unhealthy addictions (to food and/or social affirmation and self-esteem) and to hunger and emotional starvation. Cooking together or making clothes collectively could, as von Busch suggests, form more intimate and social bonds, as well as healthier relationships with food and fashion.