Guest Host: Rebecca Sheir

Josh Kramer's illustration of Casa Luca's Anson Mills white polenta features creamy polenta topped with Penn Cove mussels dressed in a light meatless tomato sauce.

Josh Kramer's illustration of Casa Luca's Anson Mills white polenta features creamy polenta topped with Penn Cove mussels dressed in a light meatless tomato sauce.

For centuries, artists in every mode have drawn inspiration from their lunch. From the Renaissance era still-life of a banquet table to Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup cans, food has long been a focus of painters and designers. And many an eater would tell you an artfully arranged plate of food is more appealing than a messy one, no matter the taste. We talk with local artists and a food historian about the intersection of meals and masterpieces.

Guests

  • Marcella Kriebel Artist; Author & Illustrator, 'Mi Comida Latina'
  • Cory Bernat Professor, George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design; co-curator, FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; graphic designer
  • Josh Kramer Journalist; Illustrator; Writer and Illustrator, 'Drawn to Flavor'

Photos: Art & Food

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