09 Nov ARD 606-Kitchen alchemy-photographic tales about four elements
For thousands of years in various cultures, the four classical elements have been considered the basic and permanent elements that make up the natural world. Modern science has rejected these traditional elements by dividing them into more elementary elements or forces acting on them – bringing water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules, fire into the process However, ordinary people do not perceive the world in such a way neither with their senses nor in thoughts or dreams. When we cook, we enter into intimate relationships with these very elements. Each of them, fire, water, air, and earth is closely related to the major transformations that occur in cooking; each element is associated with different techniques for transforming nature, but also with a different attitude towards the world, a different mood, or type of work.