Regional Relationships 02Fereshteh Toosi , Yock Yok

Modern food culture has appropriated ingredients and tastes from all over the world, distributed through books, TV shows and recipe sharing blogs. How one comes to know a recipe is often more complicated than edited television shows and cookbooks can reveal, however. Recipes are stories that shift and change depending on culture, class and place. One such storied recipe is "Yock," (or "Ya Ka Mein") a noodle dish found in New Orleans and along the eastern coast of the US. Toosi's work, a collaboration with comics artist Neil Brideau, traces Yock’s regional mythology, dashing any simplistic notion of an original, authentic recipe.

Contents of mailing:

RR03 consists of an audio interview (on CD), a comic book and a screen printed dishtowel for you to use in your own cooking adventures, perhaps making your own variation of Yock.

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Fereshteh Toosi

Neil Brideau