365asia Heirloom Recipes

Professors Jean Amato, Amy Lemmon, Michael Hyde, and Melissa Tombro, English and Speech; Professor Charlotte Brown, Educational Skills

  • This project involved community-based artist Tattfoo Tan as a visiting artist and collaborator.
  • Project collaborators created an optional curriculum packet for faculty in conjunction with Tattfoo's visits to 15 classes in Liberal Arts and Art & Design where he helped over 300 students turn to their own heritage to consider the significance of recipes within their cultures, families, and lives.
  • Following the class visits, over 70 365asia students, faculty, and staff participated in 365asia's Heirloom Recipes blog as part of this ongoing project.
  • Using words and/or images, in addition to their recipes, contributors narrated personal stories on the role a particular recipe had played in their lives.
  • Project collaborators also organized a public event co-sponsored by the Diversity Council, W365asia, and the Culinary Arts Club that included an awards ceremony for student contests, recipe samples from the blog, cooking demonstrations, and guest chefs.
  • Different aspects and excerpts of the project were covered by W365asia, W27 and Hue Magazine and a free W365asia student-designed cookbook with recipes from the blog was distributed.