There is no doubt that food ingredients can be used to create art. We can carve sculptures with carrots, and draw pictures on cappuccino foam. But can food in itself be a special form of art? What is art anyway? Is there anything distinctive about how food might function as art?

Required readings

  • Telfer, E. (1996). Food as art. In Food for thought: Philosophy and food (pp. 41-60). London: Routledge. (HKU library has ebook
  • Ch. 7 of Nigel Warburton Philosophy : the basics.

Other useful resources