ARTE FRANCE, 2P2L
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
A question of taste, cooking is as visual as it is aromatic and gustatory. In Valence, it was only natural that Anne-Sophie Pic, the three-starred chef who loves to feature vegetables, fruit and flowers in her cooking, should succumb to the fascination of Arcimboldo’s series, the Four Seasons.
Vincent Delieuvin, curator at the Louvre Museum reveals its mysteries. Meanwhile the chef from Valence prepares both her artist’s and cook’s palette from asperula supplied by Jean-Luc Raillon, a producer of flowers and young shoots, as well from vegetables from her supplier Cyril Vignon. Historian Elisabeth Latrémolière joins them to provide viewers with the keys to understanding Renaissance food. Laurent Hartmann, five-times world champion of fruit and vegetable carving, will temporarily become a present-day Arcimboldo, recreating a summer in 3 dimensions.