Did Paintings Portray Food More Realistically Than Instagram?
The first ever see X. Thirty go to Mazda USA dot com slash Iheart, and don't forget to explore their strongest options. Welcome to brainstorm a production of iheartradio. Pay Brain Stuff Lauren Vauban here. With through your instagram feed and what do you find and juicy burgers who's in with cheese massive steak slathered with Butter Deep Fried Candy Bars Atop Mountains of ice cream and is that gold leaf powering bloody Marys crown with Bacon and corn dogs and pizza and enough already who actually eats all this even during a global pandemic, these posts haven't gone away. They've just been supplemented with. Banana bread. Is Our obsession with hashtag crave worthy hashtag food porn Hashtag moms ever going to end. Well if history's any guide and it is not anytime soon. A study out of the Cornell Food and brand lab from two thousand sixteen found that at least since the sixteenth century. C, e Western painters have depicted food, love juries rare and indulgent than what people have the time actually from day to day. In a press release Co author Andrew Weiss Local said our love affair with visually appealing decadent or status foods is nothing new. It was already well established five hundred years ago. Narrowed down from an initial group of seven hundred and fifty paintings. The researchers focused on one hundred and forty western European and American paintings that depicted small family meals. The paintings span five hundred years and depicted a grand total of one hundred four different types of food. Focusing on a time of change in European and American cuisines allowed scientists to look at a context in which medieval dishes and cooking styles persisted but innovative techniques and newly traded ingredients from around the globe were becoming more well known as the drive for colonization introduced Europeans everything from cinnamon to tomatoes. To analyze the changes over the years, the researchers grouped paintings into three categories according to year of creation, the era of European exploration and colonization. That is fifteen hundred to sixteen, Fifty, the of enlightenment, sixteen, Fifty, one to eighteen fifty and the industrial slash post industrial era eighteen, fifty, one to two thousand. The researchers focused their examination because most paintings of feasts or banquets are perhaps obviously hard to square with what's historically known about how people really eight from day to day. Not, that wildly lavish banquets didn't happen by the fifteen hundreds decorating food with the aforementioned gold leaf was so passionate Italy the authorities in Padua suggested that in order to preserve the supply of cold, no more than two courses of any given feast should be gilded. But that wasn't a daily thing for most people. And just as nobody today is getting instagram famous with pictures of their microwave dinners or plates box pasta painters of your also avoided the humdrum of Hammer Porridge in fact, the most frequently eaten foods which included chicken eggs, cheese milk, and squash, or the most infrequently painted. And here are some other interesting takeaways from the study. Italian paintings depicted sausages at more than twice the rate of other countries. More than half of the paintings from the Netherlands contained lemons, which is a decidedly non-indigenous fruit imported from the tropics and shellfish were most commonly painted in countries with the smallest coastlines but its frequency of appearance dropped over time as shellfish became more prevalent in those