Food can be art. Just like this excellent broccolini dish that my mom made.
She spent quite some time arranging the broccolini to suit her taste. And that is exactly what makes the difference between a coincidence and art. Let's list:
- Enough experience of life on the subject you are examining.
- Enough experience of the method you are using.
- Sheer work.
- Recognizing the result.
The effort being the most important factor. In art you invite into existence something that hasn't existed before by giving something of yourself into it.
Let's take another example from the food segment.
The reason for this arrangement was not creating art, but making people feel good, which is the same thing, if you understand art deep enough. And it was achieved.