I’ve often wondered about people who spend extortionate amounts of money when eating out.
I imagine there are some people who like to eat out at expensive restaurants because their payslip allows for it. Their lifestyle adjusts to their salary and because they want it to be a status symbol.
But I also think that there are people who appreciate food because it is art. Food is creativity. Food is a passion.
People pay to watch sport. People pay to visit art galleries and to see live music. Perhaps people also pay to see great chefs in action because they’re also artists.
There are cooks who follow recipes and make what’s asked of them. And there are chefs whose passion it is to create something new – to surprise their guests with flavours, presentation and ingredients.
Do you think food can be an art form?