Live on our screens from 7th December, Oliver Payton travels across Europe and North America on the trail of historys most prolific food artists in Eating Art. The show is an investigation on why the likes of Matisse, Dali and Rembrandt chose their subject matter, discovering how produce was eaten in their time and then working with the worlds greatest chefs to bring their artworks to life. The series sees Oliver cooking beef with John Torode, preparing chocolate with artisan chocolatier Rococo and making a cubist inspired dish with Michelin starred chef Wylie Dufresne in New York.
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A passionate advocate for art, Oliver ran night clubsin the 80′s, then moved into restaurants in the early nineties to indulge his real passion for food. He is often attributed to changing the face of dining in London galleries and museums with restaurants that include The National Dining Rooms at the National Gallery, The Wallace at the Wallace Collection and Peyton and Byrne at the British Library.
This year, Oliver published his first cookbook in conjunction with the National Gallery. The The National Cookbook: Recipes from the National Dining Rooms at The National Gallery explores the best in British seasonal ingredients and one of the greatest collections of European paintings. Details from 37 of the National Gallery’s most famous works have been beautifully produced to accompany selected recipes the National Dining Rooms and introduce each section of the book. A testimony to Peyton’s passion for indigenous recipes and produce, The National Cookbook features over 100 recipes divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.