Statement

My photography project

a visual journal, where I share local food traditions, flavours and work with it's people

I believe that our best moments in life involve food in some form or other.

Our greatest memories seem always to go back to our origins, traditional family food. The planning and preparation that is made months in advanced for any big traditional feast, where all the family come together and where, between courses, the best and most adventurous stories are told. And let's also not forget having dinner with friends at home or in a restaurant, to celebrate a moment in life or simply to catch up on the daily gossip. 

Food brings us together, gives us pleasure, makes us grow, allows us to be creative and share more love.

Here and now I want via this project to share the various gastronomic cultures and local food visual stories by making people aware of them. I want to look closely at how rich each culture is, giving them a voice and making room for diversity. Diversity makes us learn, understand and appreciate our differences in a more civilised manner. This project is also a tribute to the manual work involved in the preparation of food, an aspect of our culinary traditions that is slowly disappearing from all our lives.

Let's create new ideas by sharing knowledge.

Yours,

Cristina Jacob

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