For centuries the subject of food has attracted a huge body of literature, from poetry and philosophy to an endless array of cookery books. But the veneration of food has also been visual - in books, prints, menu cards and advertisements, in engravings of the larder and kitchen, and in paintings of elaborate feasts. Over a period of twenty years Nigel Garwood and Rainer Voigt have accumulated a unique archive of afood maniaa. Here we can see the fruits of their labour- images documenting the delights of growing food, from kitchen gardens to tea plantations; markets, bakers and brewers; the still-life of the larder, with every kind of foodstuff and ingredient, and the frenzy of the kitchen, complete with utensils. From scenes of eighteenth-century banqueting excess to delicious Art Deco illustrations of apolitea society, the details of crockery, cutlery and menu cards in themselves make stunning visual displays.Over a period of twenty years Nigel Garwood and Rainer Voigt have accumulated a unique archive of afood maniaa.
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