Creativity and imagination enable healthier and more sustainable products to be created
“Both the chef, who seeks his/her own style to seduce clients; and the diner, who chooses the format, packaging and eating model, have done away with the strict rules of traditional gastronomy”.
For too long, it was thought that the really spiritual senses were only sight and hearing. Smell was left to perfumers and opportunists, and taste and touch were directly considered to be sinful senses represented by greed and lust, practically capital sins.
Was this bad press perhaps responsible for the fact that food knowledge was not incorporated into the education system? Instead, it was chosen to educate sight for the fine arts and hearing for music, leaving taste to one side in a country like Spain, which has been the most innovative and the best innovator in the world of food and cuisine for over 20 years. Creativity and imagination enable healthier and more sustainable products to be created. ()
The main hallmark of the universal apotheosis that Spanish cuisine enjoys beyond momentary situations is that it is simply free cuisine. Freedom means doing away with the strictness of French haute cuisine and the opening up of a new space for creativity for chefs and diners alike, whereby a wide range of possibilities have emerged for them when it comes to making their own decisions. The days of the client as a passive individual at the table have passed and a gourmet has emerged, who has a lot to say and share and who lays claim to the validity of his/her taste criteria.
Freedom is a place for variety and wisdom, for democracy when it comes to eating. Each person should look for what best suits his/her palate and mood at mealtimes, without forgetting the wine that best accompanies it. In the field of free cuisine, traditional goes hand in hand with creative and innovative, the genius and the worker, grandma’s recipe and the purest “techno-emotion”: miniature cuisine, which beyond the prestige of the masters, is our main flag, simply because it is capable of awakening all of our senses.