Memory Recipes

book design

“Memory Recipes” records three meals cooked by different people at three times. This recipe illustrated three typical dishes from the memories created between my American host family and me. As an international student from China, I know those dishes are the clashes between Eastern and Western cultures. I combined the definition of calendar and recipe to record those dishes' essential memories and cooking methods. 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 dishes' preparation methods 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.