Cooking Chronicles


The Cooking Chronicles is a humorous look at identity and food. The project was inspired by a trip to Russia to visit family. Though we did not speak the same language, we bonded at the kitchen table over matzo ball soup and this made a strong impression. I created a project based on the experience; for the next year, I photographed myself preparing Jewish foods. Later, I interviewed women about their experiences cooking Jewish food and created short interactive films for the internet. The goal of the project was not only to consider the role traditions play in contemporary life but also to create new meaning from old rituals. Stay tuned for the link to this vintage 90s work which includes GIF animations made from the self-portraits.