Food decoration isn’t the only form of art when it comes to cooking. The whole culinary industry can be an art form. … Of course, food is a human need and can be seen as a science, but we have transformed food and its preparation into something more than just a basic human need.
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Science is a branch of human knowledge which deals essentially with objective phenomena in nature. We observe, we measure, we test, we hypothesize, we theorize, and once we poke enough, we control some of these phenomena.
So cooking has definately benefited from the scientific work which deals with phenomena such as heat, dissipation, emulsification, from chemistry principles, mathematics calculations, etc….
It translates to better pans, different cooking processes, understanding of how the cooking process changes taste, texture, how to grow your vegetables eficiently, steps to extract the best taste from an ingredient, etc. All this is very scientific.
“Art” on the other hand, is in a realm of human knowledge called aesthetics. Aesthetic knowledge is of a different nature than scientific, and it is related to how we perceive the phenomena around us.
Think of those cooks who can distinguish all the flavors in a dish. The grandma who can tell when the pasta is cooked without looking at a timer, or your friend who “gets the salt” without measuring it.
Cooking is both an art and a science. The technical parts of cooking involve chemistry, mathematics and physics. The art of cooking involves pleasing the eye and the palate.
We first “taste” the food we we eat by observing how it looks. Have you ever had a fast food burger that looked anything like it does in advertising? Part of your decision to buy it has to do with what it looked like in the ad.
books do culinary schools use?Books by Culinary Institute of America