All those with a passion for food and its history will no doubt be eager to get themselves down to new exhibiton “La Cocina En Su Tinta” at the Biblioteca Nacional de España.
The minister of culture, Ángeles González-Sinde unveiled the new show, which charts the evolution of Spanish cuisine, and its journey throughout the history of the country, with books from as early as the 16th century, and right up to the 21st century, as well as manuscripts, articles, and artworks all related to the kitchen.
The exhibition attempts to approach the world of gastronomy from multiple different angles, using various ways to illustrate the evolution of Spanish culinary tradition – for example, the innovations, recipes, eating habits and the impact of religion upon the rituals of food through time.
‘La cocina en su tinta,’ curated by Enrique Bonet, spotlights the kitchen space, from the middle ages up to the present day, using material from the library’s own archives, as well as contributions from other museums such as Fundació Alicia and the Picasso Museum. Amongst the selection of curios on display are diet advertisements from the 1960s, replica kitchens, photographs from the 1930s – as well as audiovisual exhibits and an interactive TV screen.
More information: http://www.bne.es/
Biblioteca Nacional de España: Paseo RECOLETOS, 202, 8001 Madrid, España
“La cocina en su tinta” is an unmissable show for anybody interested in the art of food and its history – rent one of the apartments in Madrid and catch the exhibition – on until 13th March 2011.
Translated by: Poppy