Sunday, August 29, 2010
Last summer I was inspired to do a collaboration with my family that had gathered for a summer visit at our Shady Nook camp in Maine. Since we are all into cooking it became the "Kwee Zine" (cuisine for you non word- play types)
I had been to the Chicken Barn near Ellsworth that is a day trip in itself with a plethora of used books housed in the two story former chicken barn.
I had barely made it through the front door to the "bah-gain" bin. (Maine accent inserted here) and picked out a vintage physics book to plunder for inspiration.
An old cookbook from my grandmother's collection was sacrificed.
She was the one that infused a love of cooking for all of us.
We had so much fun with this project it was suggested that we do a family zine every time we congregate!
My brother Dan that lives in Bali added some recipes with the help of his wife, Sri.
As you can see my brother Dan and I share a certain off-beat humor.
My son, Cassidy joined in.
My niece Joyana who happens to be studying scientific illustration
My mom whose passion is cooking.
Our local lobsterman gives them all of the peekie-toe crabs from his lobster pots.
My mom and dad will sit and pick the meat out for hours. 16 crabs yield a pound of crabmeat but it's free!
A vintage coloring book to plunder for images.
My grandmother's cookbooks were nearby. I love penuche!
My big sister Robin made this pie for us.
More of Dan's imagination at play here.
Fuel for the zine.
Feel free to copy any or all of these pages for a reproduction of the zine.