Love seeks beauty, a reckless, itinerant gambler aimed at the eternal possession of the good. Love in its quest for beauty thus directs the mind
Chefs Telling Secrets
In my Three Quarks essay this month—When Is A Meal Like a Van Gogh?—I point out the similarities between painting and cooking.
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
On Thomas Keller’s Alleged Faux Pas
Last week in an interview with The New York Times, chefs Thomas Keller, famous for his innovative food at the French Laundry and Per Se,
Is Food Really the New Rock?
The “Food is the New Rock” meme has received a lot of discussion (here and here), I guess because of this NY Times report on
The Meaning of Wine
Alder Yarrow at Vinography gets the affiliation of wine and art. Wine ultimately embodies connection. The connection between the earth and the sky, or as