Now that food has become an object of discourse rather than a taken-for-granted necessity, it has also become the focus of myriad ideological crosscurrants—vegan vs.
Tag: food and wine aesthetics
Nausea and Restaurant Reviews
In doing some research on Atelier Crenn, the restaurant featuring the visually compelling, poetically-rendered cuisine that I blogged about last week, I came across this
A bottle of Jack Daniels is intoxicating if you drink enough of it. The ambient music of Steve Roach is intoxicating as well. Clearly, they
Wine, Art, and the Value of Dirt and Sky
This has been a very active week for the philosophy of wine in the blogosphere. This paper by philosopher Barry Smith discussing the objectivity of
Wine, Objectivity, and a Taste for Purple Haze
Any consideration of objectivity in wine tasting must take into consideration a fundamental fact. Our experiences of taste and smell are not “pure” or “uninterpreted”
Who’s The Expert?
I have been musing about the nature of tasting expertise (wine and food criticism) in recent weeks (here, here, here, and here); but I don’t