The exhibition Culinary Genius explores the innovations that have driven Catalan cuisine
Nobody can deny the importance of gastronomy when defining a culture or a society. That’s true now and has always been true; a fact to which the remains left by civilizations of all eras can bear witness. This exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia aims to put that cultural baggage on display through by approaching archaeological remains from a culinary point of view.
Food is an increasingly important issue in our society, both for health reasons and questions of identity, since we are defined by what we eat. In parallel, the culinary and gastronomic sector has grown fast in recent years, which puts the spotlight on the culinary techniques and customs of the past.
Archaeology is the ideal tool for exploring how people ate in the past. Through archaeological research we have access to a large amount of remains that can tell us how our ancestors ate. The exhibition is curated by Lluís Garcia and has the support and collaboration of the Food Campus of the University of Barcelona, Fundació Alicia and the Foundation of the Catalan Institute of Cookery and Gastronomic Culture.
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