May this blog find you in groovy spirits.
This blog is about food and art, specifically, how food is art. The shapes, forms, and colors it brings makes food as art (F.A.A.). It is widely expressed that we eat with our eyes before we even move to our other senses.
According to Marinello, in her blog “Do you eat with your eyes”¹, the sight, shape, and consistency of food is what determines our appeal to it thus making it appetizing or not. In an article, published by Science Direct titled, “You eat with your eyes first” by Delwiche, she states that “visual stimuli have been shown to alter the perception of taste, smell, and flavor” and goes further to mention specific visual cues, such as “gloss, evenness, and shape”, as determining factors in altering our taste and flavor of the food.²
For the purpose of this blog, I was interested to see what visuals/images came to folks at first sight. I asked the question, “What comes to you or resonate with you when you see the this image (#1)? I have captioned the responses under that image. Although, these food were in liquid form, one can clearly see the shapes and forms it took. The other two images, I would like to know what came to mind at first sight for you?
I hope that you are able to find pleasures in finding art expressed through food or food expressing itself in creative ways. It is these simple but intriguing aspects of how we connect with food, beyond the smell, taste, and even sounds, to create a holistic experience of nourishing our body, mind, and spirit.
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