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Oliwia Dorj
Is cooking art ?
Apr 15, 2019 9:49 PM
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Well, since "art" is kind of a nebulous term, I guess it really comes down to how you define it. But yes, I'd definitely say that cooking is sort of a mixture between a form of art and a craft (you could probably fit in other elements as well).
April 15, 2019
Sometimes,when we cook becaues we'r hungry it's not art,but when we cook because we love cooking it is art
April 15, 2019
Yes, it is. And sometime it makes me hurt because of beautiful dishes. I have to consider a lot. Should i eat them? Should i just look at them?
April 16, 2019

It certainly is. In the United States, one of the most famous cookbooks of all time is Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

One of the meanings of the word "art" in one dictionary is:

"A skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation."

"Art" has another meaning: "The conscious use of the imagination in the production of objects intended to be contemplated or appreciated as beautiful, as in the arrangement of forms, sounds, or words." Cooking doesn't really fit that definition. In fine cooking, food is arranged on the plate to look nice. This is called "presentation." But I don't think you could call it art.

It isn't really cooking, but I think we have to mention the art of Guiseppi Arcimboldo, who painted amazing pieces of art in which the faces of people were created by arrangements of fruits and vegetables. This link shows an example:

A painting by Guiseppi Arcimboldo


April 15, 2019
In my case, yes! I enjoy cooking very much. When I started learning how to cook, I practice cooking as if it's some kind of science. I strictly adhere to the amount of ingredient listed in the recipe. Also, I kept a lot of unnecessary utensils such as kitchen thermometers and measure cups. However, these days, I see it as an art. I measure ingredients against my intuition. I try to add my personal touch from time to times. Also, my cooking skill is much better than before so the only necessities for me now are a good chef knife and a good wok. (Or may be a peeler, saves time.) Any other utensil would be dispensable. :)
April 15, 2019
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Oliwia Dorj
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