My monthly column at Three Quarks Daily is up. It is about the value of art, not directly about food and wine. But there is
Category: General Aesthetics
What is Good Taste? (and another bottle of Pinot)
A few weeks ago I posed the question what is good taste, without making much progress on the topic. It can’t be merely a
What is Good Taste?
I suspect most people would say “good taste” is an ability to discern what other people in your social group (or the social group you
While my brief hiatus continues, please enjoy this post from 1/12/2012–in the spirit of Halloween. One persistent, serious argument against the view that food preparation
The Work of Sensuality
“Live in the moment” has been the advice of sensualists from Epicurus to Camus. Peak experiences, moments of extreme pleasure or catalyzing emotion, can nourish
Can Wines Be Works of Art?
Most philosophers would say no. Works of art are artifacts designed by human beings to express or represent something. Wines on the other hand are