October 5, 2023 at 10:52 am #175173Emily MendelsonKeymaster
Are you already thinking of an incredible story, poem, essay or art piece that you’d like to create for our zine? Want to brainstorm ideas with other members of the Learning Journey? Add your ideas to this Discussion Forum so we can all inspire and be inspired!November 2, 2023 at 6:58 pm #178500Chloe CullenParticipant
Something I considered when thinking about this is the contrast of domesticity & cooking. I’ve been told that my mom’s mom and grandma were great cooks, mostly because they cooked in the traditional sense of having a full three-course meal prepared by the time their husbands came home. Growing up in a household of eight people, our dinners were much more sporadic and a chore for my mom to plan and execute every night. I’ve recently found myself inclined toward learning cooking techniques and recipes, especially since food media focuses on the elevated restaurant world of male protagonists (Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsey, or fictional chefs like in The Menu or The Bear). I’m not sure if anyone else feels this resistance to cooking due to the implications it has for female home chefs, but it seems like an intersection I’d like to explore!November 3, 2023 at 9:34 am #178507Anne WhiteParticipant
I LOVE this idea, the tug and pull between cooking and domesticity. Definitely a persistent issue in my own life as a mother, and it has greater significance for our culture as a whole.
I am thinking about food and identical twin-ship. I am an identical twin and my sister and I, whenever we eat together, split everything we order or make to design our own combo meal of sorts. It gets surreal sometimes, and so I was hoping to create a visual piece on this along with a short written story, perhaps itself split in two and put back together again.
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