An Unconventional Cookbook by Para Site: The Unappropriated Recipes

An Unconventional Cookbook by Para Site: The Unappropriated Recipes

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Contemporary art centre Para Site's cookbook combines two of Hong Kongers' most beloved things: food and the city itself

A collaborative project by Para Site's local and international communities, The Unappropriated Recipes is not a cookbook per se but rather a visual manifestation of Hong Kong in the form of recipes as imagined by a group of artists, curators and supporters of Para Site.


An example is Hong Kong artist Luke Ching Chin-wai's witty and ironic metaphor for the current HK constitutional principle 'one country, two systems'. The recipe teaches users how to fry egg whites and egg yolks separately:

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Hong Kong artist Oscar Chan Yik Long came up with a spaghetti recipe that utilises fortune-telling sticks:

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The project is still at the crowdfunding stage, and Para Site are looking to raise HK$80,000 to begin physical publication. Backers of the campaign will receive a variety of prizes, including limited-edition cookware and an invitation to an exclusive food event where they'll get to mingle with the contributors and artists of this special project.


Click to donate to The Unappropriated Recipes crowdfunding campaign


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