Memory Recipes

book design

This recipe illustrated three typical dishes from the memories that have created between my American host family and me. As an international student from China, those dishes are the clashes of the eastern and western cultures. I combined the definition of calendar and recipe to record the essential memories and cooking methods of those dishes. “Memory Recipes” records three meals cooked by different people at three different times. I also wrote a letter in the recipe to each of the three people who cooked for me.


In the recipe, I wrote a letter to each of the three people who cooked for me, showing the preparation and preparation methods of the dishes in both Chinese and English. Instead of the traditional way of recording food with images, I emphasized the emotional connection between the food and me through simple text and graphic layout