‘The Colour of Taste’. A photographic journey through the traditional gastronomy of Farindola.
In the summer of 2015 I photographed a personal project about the business people of Farindola in their working environment, and exhibited the photos for the community to see during the August Sagra festival.
The project can be seen in the ‘Books’ section of my website entitled ‘Farindola’. At the end of that project I began to think about my next one. I wanted something that showed people in their homes surrounded by the things they know and care about – a recipe book seemed to be the ideal theme.
This photographic journey is about everyday people, mainly women, creating meals in their homes from traditional recipes handed down through generations, using pots, pans and utensils they’ve possessed since childhood. The results, hopefully, are presented here in this book for your enjoyment.
But why the title – ‘The Colour of Taste’?
It’s probably not a common phrase that we would dwell upon throughout our day, but one that creative people think about more than we can imagine. When visual artists place colour on canvas they don’t just paint what they see, but what they feel. Abstract art by its definition is about expressing feelings not just pictorial representations. We see colour but we can’t taste it, we taste sweetness but can’t see it, we hear music and can’t see that either. Everything we see has colour but what is the colour of what we can’t see? Is the colour of the taste of honey the same as grilled arrosticini or the colour of the sound of a Brahms melody the same as Heavy Metal music?
The title is nothing more than an abstract concept, something to think about as you browse through these pages looking at the visual but imagining the colour of our other senses – taste, smell, sound and touch.
Enjoy the journey!
The book will be available from 1 August and can be purchased from the publisher’s website. Click the Masciulli Edizioni logo below. (Use the QR Code to view a video presentation.)