Saturday, December 25, 2010


The sound of conch shells. Dusk. Time to come home to start the evening rituals. Homework. Dinner. Conversations at the dining table.

Food Journal: Mangoes

Mangoes remind me of India. Hot summer afternoon. Dim shade of a cool room. The fan whirs overhead. The scent of ripe mangoes linger.

My Food Journal

A food journal is a great way to recall and share our food experiences. I'll start posting entries from my food journal here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Strands of Memory: Amah

The Text:
17 years ago. I'm 5 years old. I frequently do sleepovers at my Amah's (Grandma's) house. I wake up to the sights and smells of her making homemade shu-mai. Her house always smelled like the most delicious chinese food and it always made me happy when she let me help her cook. She was a pro.
The Text:
When my great-grandmother was still alive, we celebrated her birthday every year - all of us, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We always had her favorite Lemon Jello Poke (Pole?) Cake.

Strands of Memory

The text:
When I think of being a little girl and visiting my grandparents in Long Island, NY - I think of waking up to the smell of sizzling meatballs. My grandpa Angelo would cook them early in the day, then let them simmer in his homemade tomato sauce until dinner. I remember eating meatballs on a fork, fresh out of the frying pan right after breakfast on sauce days.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

7 years old child's and her friend's memory

Beautiful Boston


The Boston Local Food Festival was today. And it was a beautiful day. Beautiful weather, people, memories. I am starting to post the memories that people shared. There are so many. Happy, sad, moving, funny...I love seeing them side by side and people love it too. Reading someone else's memory reminds them of theirs and so it goes. Stories set side by side. I am trying to get them online. In the meantime do share your memories in the comment section below.

Memories shared at 'Local Food Global Roots 'event at Boston Local Food Festival

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fort Point artist 
Liliana Folta, FPAC artist 
Jennifer Z told me this story about her baby's first mango experience. Got me thinking about mangoes. Made me wonder when I had my first mango. I love mangoes! 
Rebecca Dwyer FPAC artist 

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mail Art

Mail  - snail mail and email - are a necessity especially when friends and family are in far off places. That's why I started looking into the idea of mail art for the 'Stir a Memory' project. Mail art by definition means art that has been through the mail system.
This is the first postcard I made for the 'Stir a Memory' project:
Postcard 00

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Call for Art

You are invited to participate in a mail art project for the Boston Local Food Festival. Postcards can be picked up in the Fort Point neighborhood or send an email with your address to receive a blank postcard. Postcards will be on display on October 2, 2010 at the Boston Local Food Festival and at a local gallery after the festival.  Thank you and look forward!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mail a Memory

You are invited to share a food memory for a group art project.

1. Pick up a postcard or send an email with your address to receive a postcard.
2. Think of a time, place and/or person and the related food.
3. Visualize that situation. Then write and/or show through words and images
4. Sign or remain anonymous.
5. Stamp and mail to:
Stir a Memory
PO Box: 51042
Boston, MA02205

You can also download the postcard template below:

Stir a Memory Postcard Back