Not appetizing?

I had to laugh at an article in Good online magazine.

Middle Earth Organics is known for their organic pasta sauces, each label featuring a famous Italian painting. While this would normally be an NBD, the painting they chose for their Tomato and Porcini Mushroom Sauce has been stirring up controversy online.

The woman in the painting above is not staring with intense concentration at a pot of delicious, simmering sugo.

The image, as Middle Earth Organics would know if anyone had done ANY research whatsoever, is Judith Beheading Holofernes, a 1598 painting by Caravaggio. Judith, seen above, is not making an al dente delight. Judith is cutting off some dude’s head.

There’s more at the link.

If you look at the full version of Caravaggio’s painting, it’s definitely gruesome.  I must admit, though:  the expression on Judith’s face does resemble those I’ve seen on several cooks’ faces as they concoct an interesting recipe . . .



  1. In this part of the world, where sauce originate, there is idiom sentence "to cut off head" – used when the one is over charged for product or service.
    So, what is price of this sauce ?

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