Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dan Barber understands textscape

Dan Barber, Chef / Restaurateur at Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Krista Tippett's American Public Media radio show and podcast, On Being, recently reprised her 2010 interview with Dan Barber, the chef and founder of restaurants Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Barber never explicitly discusses communications, as such, but he makes very nuanced, and insightful, observations about how the full experience of eating (like most other things in life) is multidimensional (and is a textscape) -- comprised of the setting, the people, the evocation of past experience, a confrontation with our expectations.