Marks and Remarks
Food for the Mind and Eye

No. 0043, March 23, 2015

DEPT. OF RETAILING


Scenes from a Market

     Europeans are more visceral and down-to-earth about their foodstuffs than the finicky American foodies trying to out-European the Europeans. These days, sophisticated Americans tend to treat food preparation as fine Art with capital A. In Europe it is traditionally a highly skilled craft, the emphasis being on food as sustenance. Aesthetics are by no means neglected, but they are subservient to the principal function of food as nourishment for the body and spirit. With that emphasis comes a demand for a greater variety and less standardization in foodstuffs as witnessed by these scenes from a market in Barcelona.




Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



Copyright 2015 by S. W. Paul Wyszkowski



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