Hong Kong’s Para Site launches The Unappropriated Recipes

Para Site launches The Unappropriated Recipes

An unconventional recipe book

The Unappropriated Recipes, the newest project by Hong Kong’s Para Site, makes for a rather unorthodox recipe book.

After a successful Kickstarter campaign at the tail end of last year, this collection of eighty “community-sourced unconventional recipes”—some more edible than others—is now launching. Expanding the field beyond the food itself, the book also includes personal experiences and imagined worlds, all of which contribute to a collective sense of Hong Kong. Among its assorted contributions, artist Sheela Gowda writes to a long-departed friend about a recipe they once shared, while Ming Wong’s fictional love story has Hong Kong as its backdrop.

The book launches on 20 April at Constant’s Hong Kong space, and includes a “three course meal of performances”—from a Thai ‘book’ salad to insect pudding. Read all about it here, or purchase your own copy of the book here.

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