ART AND FOOD

ART AND FOOD

ARTE Y COMIDA

In my eternal return to the days when I was an easily impressionable child, the image of The Last Supper comes back to my memory: a replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, hanging in the aisle of my school’s church. With his divine genius, Da Vinci offered me invaluable information about modesty, fasting and piety. (…) No leftovers: at the table or in the painting. Art and food are linked long before a man has thought of painting with tripe. (…) Thanks to Professor Graciela Audero I have learned that in Peru another version of The Last Supper is displayed in a convent: hanging on the wall, the work of Jesuit Diego de la Puente spares modesty and shows Jesus surrendered before a Lima delicacy of oranges, pears, apples and a guinea pig, the animal worshiped by the Incas, in replacement of the paschal lamb. (…) I once read that good food destroys time. Nicolás Artusi