COOKING POTATO STORIES
autobiography; potatoes provide a way for us to
speak about ourselves”
Earle, Rebecca. 2019.
Potato. Bloomsbury Academic
What can a potato tell us about ourselves? What does it say about the construction of national identity? What role can new narratives around it play in how a society imagines itself and other worlds? How can translocal stories and food cultures be connected as an inroad to address forgotten colonial legacies and the wider context of political, social, and emotional relationships?These are some of the questions that lead to the harvesting of stories around the potato that forms Cooking Potato Stories.
This work has its roots in the tension between personal and social identity and the historical and cultural influences on its formation. Using the role of the potato as a conductive narrative, I question the power structures behind the construction of identity, based on my own experience moving between Latin America and Europe. It is a transatlantic recipe that mixes the "here" and "there", which includes different ingredients such as heritage, history, imaginary, tradition and autobiography to reflect on how a society imagines itself and other worlds based in the stories they tell each other.
︎Listen to the collection of Potato Stories
︎KABK Graduation Show 2020
︎Cooking Potato Stories Newspaper and sack
︎ PDF version of Cooking Potato Stories Publication
(epub on request)
PhotoIreand 2021. Cooking Potato Stories on “Critical Recipes”
Podcast Cooking Potato Stories