Food and Memory

As a self proclaimed foodie, I am interested in the role of food as a ritual, as a preserver of culture, and as a medium of emotional self expression. Food can tell the story of where people came from, what they valued, what they had access to, what their economic or religious structure is, and essentially what type of people they are. I sought to explore that through this project while meeting with four different friends and their families to cook and discuss their lives. These photos are part of a month long research project and has an accompanying paper that can be read below.