17x 25cm 27 pages, perfect binding
The project aims to highlight London’s vast cultural diversity through food and to question our judgement of cultural norms different from our own.
Through extensive research in London’s food stores, from the Afro-Caribbean market to the Bangladeshi wholesale market, Takemura creates a cookbook of authentic but unseen meals. The recipes are based on dialogue between the artist and the shop owners, using their serving ideas and suggestions, and cooked by the artist herself.
You can buy the book here.
Those of us who have not grown up eating cow brains or goat heads might find them off-putting. But who are we to judge food norms in other cultures? These dishes serve as a provocation to mindful eating- they help us to consider what we do eat, what we don’t, and why.