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Odd Recipes




Odd Recipes
2020
17x 25cm  27 pages, perfect binding
Book
 

The project aims to highlight London’s vast cultural diversity through food, as well as question our judgement on cultural norms different from our own. Through extensive research in food stores in London, from the Afro-Caribbean market to the Bangladeshi wholesale store, Takemura creates a cookery book of authentic but unseen meals.

Through extensive research in food stores in London, from the Afro-Caribbean market to the Bangladeshi wholesale store, Takemura creates a cookery book of authentic but unseen meals.









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? The dominant western cultures often prejudge a food that is not of their culture. Food is a sensitive cultural domain that retains a vivid memory of one’s identity, and decisions about food choices are relative. It’s a matter of cultural contexts and habits.

These dishes serve as a provocation to mindful eating- they help us to consider what we do eat, what we don’t, and why.








ロンドンのアフロ・カリビアンマーケット、バングラデシュ食材店などを巡ってそれぞれの文化特有の食材を探し、店員に調理方法を尋ね、彼らの郷土料理を再現した工程を、料理本の形にまとめた。食文化を通してロンドンの民族多様性に光を当てながら、自分たちとは異なる文化に対して私たちが抱きがちな先入観や偏見に疑問を投げかける。

牛の脳やヤギの頭を食べる習慣がない人々にとってそれらは不快なものかもしれないが、 何を食べ物とみなし、何を食べないかは文化的文脈と習慣に拠る相対的な価値観であると作者は考える。 食はそれぞれの民族のアイデンティティが宿る繊細な文化領域である。




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