Didsbury Arts Festival 2017 – FEED
With huge thanks to Food Sorcery for the very kind use of their space (we couldn’t have designed one better) and particularly to Helen Jack and Joanne Drobig for all their help.
On their request, this project is dedicated to everyone affected by the recent atrocities in Manchester. Food Sorcery have donated their very special Manchester Love Recipe to this collection – an edible ode to a great city and it’s wonderful communities .
FEED came about when we read Didsbury Art Festival’s call out for projects that explored the theme of roots in some way.
We kept thinking about how food and roots are so closely linked – both in terms of geographical heritage and also family traditions. We wanted FEED to explore what people’s favourite family recipes told about the make up of Didsbury’s history … and what the most fitting way to share them was. Keeping things simple seemed to us the most genuine approach, letting the food and the people do the talking.
The project started with an open call for people from the Didsbury area with much loved family recipes to get together for a series of pot luck dinners. Everyone brought their dish to share, telling us why it reflected who they are and where they’re from. The participants who have come forward have been such a pleasure to make this with – charming, enthusiastic, open, generous with their time and all excellent cooks. The diversity of the recipes has honestly astounded us and resulted in three very different events that we’re sure everyone who comes along to, will love.