Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, in collaboration with Món Sant Benet, is staging the second Culture and Food Cycle.
The main objective of the Culture and Food cycle is to highlight the relationship between cooking and a number of forms of artistic expression. On 5 March, the first activity in the cycle will take place in the Gaudí-designed La Pedrera building in Passeig de Gràcia. The participants will embark on a gastro-musical trip around Baroque-era Europe, under the guidance of a chef from the Alícia Jaume Biarnés Foundation and musicologist Xavier Chavarría. Their explanations will be accompanied by the elaboration of dishes and the interpretation of musical pieces by Dani Espasa (harpsichord), Farran Sylvan James (violin) and Oriol Aymat (violoncello). The trip will stop off at four stations: the Court of Versailles, Lutheran Germany, Baroque Italy, and the Barcelona of Archduke Charles of Austria, and will finish off with hot chocolate made following a recipe of the time.
Outside of Barcelona, at Món Sant Benet (a municipality of Sant Fruitós del Bages), 22 April sees a session titled Lyrical Cuisine: Repertoires and Classic Recipes, also with Jaume Biarnés and Xavier Chavarría at the helm. And on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April, there will be a session titled Feed the Senses: a poetic trip though bread, oil and wine, a sensorial journey through the Mediterranean triad guided by actor Pep Planas. This taste of Mediterranean history and culture will be combined with a reading of different poems, accompanied by a stimulation of the sensory landscapes (images, smells, touches, sounds and, above all, tastes) that are associated with these three foodstuffs.
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