Something to See
When I wrote about Botero last week, I titled the post Art Break since it wasn’t strictly about food. Normally, I don’t make too much of a distinction between art and food. I often catch myself telling people I went to see the Gustav Klimt exhibit at Café Sabarsky. Really, I went to see the smoked trout crêpes with horseradish crème fraîche at Sabarsky. The Klimt paintings were upstairs in the Neue Galerie itself. If I’m going to MoMA, I can’t help thinking of the raspberry & fromage blanc sorbet sundae at Terrace 5, which has the added advantage of overlooking the sculpture garden. And the Met is always beautiful but less overwhelming, if you can let it all sink in over afternoon tea at the Petrie Court (or a Crumbs cupcake in the the cafeteria, I’m not picky). That’s why I was so excited when I came across the news in Tasting Table about the special menu Spanish chef José Andrés created for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to coincide with their exhibits, Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life and The Art of Power: Royal Armor and Portraits form Imperial Spain. Garden Café España will be running until September 17, 2009. I can’t wait to visit D.C. this summer to eat the exhibit.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of Pablo Picasso’s She-Goat (1950) from the MoMA’s Abby Alrich Rockefeller Scupture Garden
Dear Sofia: I just spent the last 30 minutes listening to a fantastic interview with Monica Bhide, talking about her new cookbook: Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Comtemporary Kitchen. She reminded me of you and your perspective: general curiousity, respect for traditional indian cooking methods but she goes beyond that and makes recipes more accessible for those who cannot spend a day grinding spices. But, if only we could…..!Anyhow, check it out, I think you might really like it.
In the meantime, I remain a devoted follower of your writing, lourdes
Thanks for the suggestion I will definitely look for the book! Where did you hear the interview?