Chinese Protest Recipes is a project of resistance. It is a very personal project that protests against racial inequality in the food world. In this moment, as we struggle to get through a racial pandemic, this project acts as a form of culinary and literary protest, through the lens of Chinese food.
Calling for a decolonized approach to cuisine, Chinese Protest Recipes urges us all to look beyond what has been validated by Eurocentric culinary accolades or institutions – and toward an exchange of cultural knowledge produced and perfected with patience, practice, and love. The project uses a stripped back visual language inspired by the raw emotion of protest graphics.
Started originally as a takeover on @doofmagazine, the official recipe book just dropped as a free digital download. In exchange, donations are encouraged to support Black Lives Matter. A limited edition risograph printed version, and t-shirts will be released soon, with 100% of the proceeds going to support Color of Change.