gastrourbis back to urbanalys


“…from that social practice known as ‘cookery’, from the arts of heating, chilling, boiling, preserving, and roasting, there emerges a reality invested with a meaning which may properly be called ‘human’ – even though humanism rarely alludes to it; traditional humanism, like its modern opposite, sets little store by pleasure, both being content to remain on the level of words.”

Henri Lefebvre (1991), The Production of Space, Oxford, Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers; p. 199.