El laberinto gastronómico

How Did Food Get So Big? Ten Sketches

Luis Fernández-Galiano 

Leonardo da Vinci, detail of The Last Supper (1498)

The first answer to our rhetorical question is indeed that food has always been big. From the struggle for life as a struggle for food to contemporary food crazes, nourishment has always been a big issue for our bodies and our minds. But only of late has it become respectable to write about food, coinciding with a tsunami of eating coverage in the media. Hoping not to get lost in this maze of information and opinion, I offer ten sketches that may serve as guiding threads in the labyrinth...

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