VITAL FORCES – FOOD IN CONTEXT, a book about food culture
by Satellite Berlin – Art in collaboration
A Jefferson Round Table Dinner ?
Ever heard of Thomas Jefferson being one of the first 'foodies?' What does he have to do with food and food culture?
This, we will reveal in the book. And as a teaser, here some steps of how to conduct a Jefferson style dinner:
- invite no more than 12 to 14 people — but no less than eight, if possible with different professions and passions.
- use one table for all to sit at. There should be no individual conversation with the person seated to the left or right of you — all conversations are with the group at the table.
- choose 1 topic and engage all your guests in a lively conversation
- Jefferson was a naturalist. Serve home-cooked, simple but organic and regional food.
Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of Thomas Jefferson.