Kitchen art: A photographer’s Cuba

Food photographer Ellen Silverman, who did the images for Lynne and Sally’s book How to Eat Weekends, opened a new gallery photo show this week called Spare Beauty: Cuban Kitchens. She writes:

"This past year, I traveled to Cuba three times. Having a strong interest in food and food photography, the kitchen was a natural subject for me to focus on. I was welcomed into homes where I found sparse spaces, where time has stopped. Due to years of lack of money, supplies and equipment, people have been forced to adapt and improvise. These photographs reflect the personalities and the circumstances of those who inhabit them."