Posts Tagged 'food'

Dimick, Richardson illustrate world agriculture

Dimick, Richardson illustrate world agriculture

“Food transforms the world’s landscapes,” said Dennis Dimick, executive environmental editor at National Geographic. “Forty percent of the land area of the Earth has been transformed for agriculture.” Those transformations and the many faces behind it were vibrantly presented to the Amphitheater audience on Monday as Dimick, joined by National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, showed photographs from their 25-year collaboration exploring the world’s agricultural systems.

‘Painted’ brings art to the dinner plate

‘Painted’ brings art to the dinner plate

To a chef, a plate is a canvas waiting to be bedecked with delicate, colorful works of food art. Athenaeum Hotel’s Executive Chef Ross Warhol takes that idea one step further with his third and final Praxis dinner, “Painted.”

“It’s going to be a dinner that is created with dishes from artists … van Gogh or Picasso or Chihuly. We’ll re-create their favorite meal or the most popular dish of their time and plate it in the same style that they painted or sculpted,” Warhol said.

“Painted” is a special five-course meal presented to a sold-out crowd of 50 people at 5:30 p.m. today at the Athenaeum Hotel.

Goodman offers food for writing inspiration in Brown Bag

Goodman offers food for writing inspiration in Brown Bag

Eggplant parmesan cooks for an hour at 400 degrees. Before that comes a lot of prep work, including chopping, breading and sautéing. After that, it is hard to refrain from second helpings, but Matthew Goodman sees the dish differently — in the tomatoes, a new world conquest in the old world; in the eggplant, the Arab invasion of Europe.

Goodman, prose writer-in-residence for Week Seven, will present a Brown Bag lecture, “From Plate to Page: Food as History, Food as Literature,” at 12:15 p.m. today on the Alumni Hall porch to discuss how food carries history — both social and personal.