Wordless Cookbook Series

Spice Routes I
Cover is handmade paper (flax, hemp cotton) infused with ground whole clove. Concertina binding made of handmade flax paper infused with ground red pepper. Singular handmade spice note papers include: turmeric, black mustard seeds, ground fenugreek, red pepper, onion seeds, fennel seeds. 8.5 x 5.75 2008

Spice Routes II
Handmade paper (flax, hemp, cotton) infused with ground whole black cardamom. Concertina binding made of handmade paper (flax, hemp, cotton) infused with frankincense and myrrh. Singular handmade spice notes papers include: turmeric, onion seeds, cinnamon, red pepper, cumin, black mustard seeds, clove, black pepper, fenugreek seeds, black cardamom seeds, dried mango powder, cardamom pods, fennel seeds. 9 7/8” x 5.75” 

Nano’s Mango Pickle I
Handmade paper (flax, hemp cotton) infused with ground spices and mango: red pepper, turmeric, fennel, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, garlic, raw chana. Davey board covered with handmade turmeric paper with either fenugreek or red pepper infused flax paper. Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread. 5.75” x 4.5”. 

Nano’s Mango Pickle II
Handmade paper (flax, hemp cotton) infused with ground spices and mango: red pepper, turmeric, fennel, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, garlic, raw chana. Davey board covered with handmade turmeric paper with either fenugreek or red pepper infused flax paper. Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread. 5.75” x 4.5”. 

Garam Masala with chili
Handmade paper (flax, hemp cotton) infused with ground spices: black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove, black cardamom, and rice powder. Davey Board covered with handmade paper. Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread. 6” x 4.75” 

Garam Masala II 2D
Cave paper, individual spice note papers: black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove and black cardamom. 27”x 20.5” 

Garam Masala III
Cave paper, Eterno board, hand marbled paper, individual spice note papers: black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove and black cardamom. 6” x 3.25” 

Garam masala IV
Cave paper, Davey and Eterno boards, individual spice note papers: black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove and black cardamom, and spices. 3.5” x 9.25” x 9.25” 

3-D Handmade Paper Objects

Culinary kaftan, 3D
Cave paper kaftan. Singular handmade spice notes papers shaped and stitched into circles include: turmeric, onion seeds, cinnamon, red pepper, cumin, black mustard seeds, clove, black pepper, fenugreek seeds, black cardamom seeds, dried mango powder, cardamom pods, fennel seeds. 

Peas and Rice/Muttar Pilau (box)
Book cloth, Cave paper, Davey board, handmade allspice/thyme paper (cotton, hemp, flax), handmade black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove and black cardamom paper, spices. 2.25” x 8” x 8” 

Muttar Pilao/Peas and Rice (book)
Handmade paper (flax, hemp cotton) infused with ground spices: black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove, black cardamom, and rice powder. Davey Board covered with handmade paper. Japanese stab binding with waxed linen thread. 6” x 4.75” 

South Indian Meal/Spice Routes-Roots
I connect to the daily ritual of eating from a banana leaf plate. The cover is turmeric yellow and bright red. The red represents the kum kum, tilak, or bindi that are applied on the forehead. The red geometric structure references Islamic design patterns; and rangoli patterns drawn at the house entrances. On the banana leaf plate, placement of food is well-defined and precise. At the same time, the routes the spices traveled to become a part of the South Indian meal are long; the currents, cultures, climates and people that brought these spices/foods to Southern India are varied and diverse. The meal presented on top is fed and flavored by the flow of spice/foods streaming below. 
Book cloth, Cave papers, handmade cinnamon paper, black pepper paper, and clove paper (hemp, flax, cotton). 2” x 11.5” x 16.5”