19 Pictures 22 Recipes

by Paola Ferrario, edited by Daisy Fried

"19 Pictures 22 Recipes” is a meditation on food, photography, and human capability. Selecting from a personal archive of pictures found at flea markets and antique shops around the world, Ferrario attaches to each image a brief story or memoir, and concludes each entry with a recipe. Mainly family recipes gathered from Ferrario’s Italian childhood, these are simple foods that anyone with the wish to do so can prepare.

In her texts, Ferrario compares cooking and photography, fashioning a highly personal account of the matters that most consume her. The interconnectedness of art and life, and food and social relations, is here eloquently mapped out by example.