“A book that explores the affinities between gastronomy and art, having as protagonists the best Portuguese chefs and plastic artists, focusing the dialogue on the oldest and dearest industry in Portugal, the canning industry.
From this CAN THE CAN project were born a set of 18 works of art, having as a field the canning industry, and 18 dishes using a tinned fish product, secularly captured on the Portuguese coasts. A project that explores the creative component of two seemingly distant activities, but united by common elements throughout history.

Eat & Art, places the Portuguese tins in the center of the cultural activity, and turns this speciality, so noble in its simplicity, and an object integrally related to our daily life into the motor of an inter sectoral speech from which result productions intended to satisfy our heart, head and stomach needs.
A book with conversations between necessarily creative people, which tell us motivations about their careers. Chefs and artists contribute with their reflections and stories on the subject.

The book includes a time line with events in the field of art and gastronomy throughout the ages, with reference to the most striking events, a challenge for the reader to delve into each of the events. An amazing photographic work with a perfect design, that makes this book unique.”

This is the second book published by the restaurant Can the Can, located in Terreiro do Paço in Lisbon, having been the first: 2016 The Best I(n) Can

Edited by Black Dog Press.

In addition to the realization of a new work, a series of drawings with stamp on paper, my participation in this project included a meeting with Chef Miguel Laffan at the L`AND Vineyards restaurant in Montemor-o-Novo, for a small gastronomic experience, with canned ingredients! and a great conversation.

Chefs & Artists

Tiago Bonito & Pedro Tudela
Noélia & Nuno Nunes Ferreira
Pedro Lemos & AlbuquerqueMendes
Marlene Vieira & Hugo Brazão
Bertílio Gomes & Fátima Mendonça
Miguel Castro & Silva & Ana Vidigal
José Avillez & Júlia Côta
Alexandre Silva & Liliana Porter
Vítor Sobral & Ana Tiscórnia

Miguel Laffan & Mafalda Santos
João Rodrigues & Susanne S.D. Themlitz
Miguel Rocha Vieira & Graça Pereira Coutinho
Pedro Pena Bastos & Alice Geirinhas
João Oliveira & Rodrigo Oliveira
Ricardo Costa & Cristina Ataíde
Henrique Sá Pessoa & Miguel Palma
Leonel Pereira & Pedro Gomes
José Júlio Vintém & António Neves Nobre

2020 EAT&ART


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