Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blessed is the nine inch plate

In his book promoting eating less as the best way to lose weight, Alex Bogusky notes the incremental increase in the size of the dinner plates we load up and put in front of ourselves. Now, a group of researchers have studied 52 depictions of the Last Supper painted over the past 1000 years. They found that between the years 1000 and 2000 the food on the plates in front of Jesus and his fellow diners grew by around 70%, and the amount of bread by 23%. And the plates got larger too over the years, 65.85% larger to be exact.

You can read the full story here in the LA Times

Other Supper posts on OTN here and here and... in fact it's probably easier just to put Last Supper into the search box