Food and Memory Workshop

Food and Memory Workshop

Gallery 111, West Hall

March 2, 2011 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Food and Memory workshop is a participatory project where the artist, Ellie Markovitch, will cook and offer foods to guests with the goal of helping people connect food and memory.

This event is designed as a conversation to encourage people to reflect and record memories evoked by food.

... the artist would love to hear from you before, during and after the workshop. Please e-mail and she may prepare your favorite food for you during the workshop.

What are some of the foods/ingredients you love?
Does memory play a role in your choice?
What was the most interesting food you ate the past week?
What are some of the foods/ingredients you hate?
When you eat/drink__________I think of _____________.
What are some of your favorite spices, ingredients, how do you use them?
How and where do you eat most of your meals?
How would like to eat most of your meals?
Do you have a favorite kitchen item? What is it? Why?
What was the kitchen like growing up?
What is your favorite food story? Movie? Book?
What was your favorite food that was prepared in your family?
Do you remember food stories told by your family, oral history, that has been passed down from generation to generation?
Do you cook any family recipes that have been handed down to you?
Do you ever use food as remedies for illness?
Do you prepare any dishes in a particular way as part of your tradition for the holidays or special times?


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