Do you speak the same language as your ancestors?
Do you dress the way they did?
I doubt it.
Do you eat the foods that speak of who you are and where you come from?
That's because food stays with us long after most other elements of our culture have faded away. It has the unique ability to convey stories across generations and forge connections across cultures.
It highlights important events, evokes memories, and helps us create new ones. It's the glue that connects us to our families, our communities, our traditions, and our past.
Food is a language we share.
The RePast Project uses food as a tool to help you honor your heritage, to facilitate important conversations about history, identity and belonging, and to foster empathy, connection, and collaboration between people.
HERE'S HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER:
I'll help you use food to tell your story.
I work with individuals, organizations and communities who want to explore, celebrate, and honor the traditions and stories of generations past. We can collaborate on projects that bring traditional food and heritage into your events, rituals, mementos, and celebrations. We can also work together to design educational workshops and events that use food and culture to facilitate conversations about identity and belonging and to foster empathy and connection.
What I do:
Compilation, research, and development of heirloom recipes and family cookbooks
Workshops and custom food tours
Concept development for events and celebrations
Other custom projects for celebrations and events
Educational programming and facilitation
Who I work with:
- Community organizations
- Schools, clubs, and congregations
My services begin with a conversation. Get in touch and let me know what kind of help you're looking for and how I can best meet your particular needs. My rates vary. Depending on the scope of the work, I'll craft a proposal that's right for you.
"It's around the table and in the preparation of food that we learn about ourselves and about the world."