The human being spends a signiﬁcant amount of time eating, talking about eating, discussing things over the table and cooking. It is also a major subject in the media and in political debates where health, consumer rights and food scandals are often major issues. At heart, humans are ‘cooking animals’ according to the expression used by the sociologist Marcel Mauss, and cooking is one of the few genuinely universal forms of human activity, a major part of both man and language.
Here, an internationally renowned chef, Andoni Luis Aduriz – head chef at the Mugaritz restaurant – and the philosopher and writer Daniel Innerarity, sit down to discuss and celebrate cooking in a combination of recipes and considered thinking which they dub an exercise in gastrolosophy.
A treatise on food, cohabitation based on food and educating one’s taste.