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Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Life
Each of the sixty paintings presented is discussed from both an art historical and culinary perspective and is followed by an authentic period recipe. A cookbook accompanying the main volume adapts these recipes for the modern kitchen.Drawn exclusively from American museums, art galleries, and private collections, the artworks portray still lifes, Dutch tavern and market s ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Syracuse University Press
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Mar 24, 2015 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
My dream book - so sad I could never see the actual exhibition! Interesting essays, and the notes accompanying the paintings are very informative - an art historian and a food historian both write for each picture. My only annoyance is the way that Donna Barnes, for each painting, would give possibilities for how contemporary viewers would have interpreted the paintings in exactly the same way with each painting. It got very repetitive, I think after a few we all get that there's a big debate ...more