Food for Thought
Food today is as much for sustenance as for pleasure. Then there is food that feeds neurosis centered on health, Food fads are strange, powerful things. “Between the 1970s and the 1990s Americans ate more and more wheat, partly because they were trying to avoid cholesterol. Then came a string of popular low-carbohydrate diets, from Dr Atkins to paleo. A rise in coeliac disease and self-diagnosed gluten intolerance has made wheat seem decidedly dangerous. Between 1997 and 2015 flour consumption in America fell from 67kg per head to 60kg.”
Food has been a reflection of a culture and its people in how it is prepared and consumed. Here are some candid shots at La Boqueria in Barcelona.