The Play’s the Thing

Food has invaded every level of the media. The connection between movies and food is a strong one, and who doesn’t enjoy perusing a stack of the season’s freshest cookbooks? Heck, even NPR has The Splendid Table.

Now, our passion for food has entered another medium: the theater. According to Reuters, Milan theater-goers are offered Flan di Carote (Carrot Soufflé), an experimental comedy set in a kitchen in which a culinarily impaired protagonist prepares food for her lover. While the play is being performed, actual dishes are being made, including the eponymous soufflé, and the audience can smell the food as it cooks.

The best part? Afterward, the food is served to the audience so the play becomes a “multi-sensorial experience … a real marriage of food and feelings.”

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