In an homage to my mother, I developed a photo series and essay about the shame and love that came from her ways of foraging the earth and sourcing food.
In attempt to educate the community of Humboldt County on foods outside their usual granola and kale norm, I went on a culinary journey to photograph, research, develop and write recipes of traditional dishes that are not easily accessible to the region.
“On this holiday, which celebrates the emancipation of American slaves, photographer Oriana Koren reimagined what the recipes of two great chefs would look like today.”
It was this day that I first got an idea of what it meant to really have supportive peers in the industry. Photographer Oriana Koren and food stylist Jillian Knox opened up an opportunity for me to food style assist on this profound Bon Appetit web feature.