Is Food Art? Chefs, Artists, and Curators Debate - SURFACE

In 1971, the artists Carol Goodden, Tina Girouard, and Gordon Matta-Clark opened Food, a hybrid refectory and nightly art event in New York City that nourished the creative denizens of pre-shopping mall SoHo. Centered on unusual ingredients, the menu changed often-oxtail soup, frogs' legs, and marrow bones (diners wore the cleaned scraps home as charms) one night; an early appearance of sashimi on U.S.