“TAKE IT AND EAT IT” – Exhibition

December 3, 2010
Do livro \"TOMA-O, E COME-O\" editado pela Assírio e Alvim.


Photography by Valter Vinagre
Local : Museu Etnográfico da Praia de Mira

Av. da Barrinha, s/n

Hours: Monday to Friday 09h00-12h30 e 14h00 – 17h30

Saturday.Sunday: 10h00-13h00 e 14h00- 18h00

Until, 30 December, 2010.

This is a photography exhibition which is the result of transfering photos made by Valter Vinagre on works done at Quinta das Lagrimas by chef Lourenco accompanied by a text by Jose Tolentino Mendonca for the book “The Bible told through flavours (Assirio & Alvim, Lisboa October 2007)

(…)Between reading and eating – the Bible suggests – there is an affinity that extends beyond metaphor. The Bible is literally to be eaten. It is fragrant, recondite, vast as a celestial banquet, intimate as the meals our mother made, agreeable to the palate, ingenious, profuse and worthwhile. In it, we can find descriptions of lush profane bowers and sacred food offerings, asceticism and pleasure, sporadic hunting trips and feasts on fattened hogs, the frugal fare of the traveller and long-awaited banquets. It is not so strange, therefore, that we should wish to look carefully at the Biblical cuisine. Or to risk a translation, a transposition, not of words but of tastes. The Bible told through its tastes. A voracious reading.(…)

José Tolentino Mendonça. 2007

Valter Vinagre (Avelãs de Caminho,1954), is member of the photographers colective Kameraphoto (Lisboa).