WHO IS THE STRANGER?
By now, you’ve picked up the gist of my blog: the plot is about Armenian food; the setting is the kitchen; but you may still be wondering about the protagonist.
This project began as a personal journaling exercise about 4 years ago. It’s about the cast of characters, or influences, that enter our lives through the kitchen. Perhaps they come through the television set, or the rare spices we bring in from a specialty market. Sometimes they take the form of personalities from the cookbooks we reference.
It’s a bit oxymoronic, because we think of our kitchens as private spaces, but I see them as open portals to that which is unconscious, new, problematic, liberating.
Thank you again for coming! Please get comfortable, and I’ll provide something to chew on.