This cookbook is the outcome of a collective project for which random people opened the door of their kitchen to share their favorite recipe and tell their life experience. A celebration of life and cooking in 52 recipes and 31 portraits illustrated with colir photographs.
This cookbook consists of life stories and photo portraits where each recipe becomes a blind date – a culinary encounter with someone you don't really know.
52 recipes from starters to desserts including a range of meat, fish, pasta, vegetable dishes, and a cocktail. By rejecting the usual categories and freeing itself from received culinary wisdom, it creates a new genre. This is indeed the first cookbook to feature recipes from punk, pop art, spiritual-medium, cosplay, veteran and many other types of cuisine.
The recipe suggestions come from a diversity of cultures. If you wish to follow them, you need to be prepared to turn your kitchen into a place of unprecedented experimentation.
If you believe that “we are what we eat”, then there is opportunity for change in the dishes of others.
Enjoy, if you wish.
Ottavia Castellina is an Italian fine art photographer based in London.
Elia Romanelli is an Italian anthropologist and filmmaker.
Piero Vereni is an anthropologist and lecturer of cultural anthropology at Tor Vergata University in Rome.