JOE'S BISCOTTI RECIPE
For the occasion of Brooklyn Utopias, a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Joe's Biscotti Recipe is offered in part as an active and dispersed monument to my father. Recipe cards with my father's biscotti recipe will be available at the exhibition. He took great pride in cooking for his friends and family. It connected him to his Italian heritage and allowed him to express his love for those around him. This August 2009 marks the five year anniversary of my father's passing.
In addition to being an offering, I would like Joe's Biscotti Recipe to also act as a catalyst for the reciprocal exchange of meaningful recipes. If you have a recipe that connects you to people and/or places that are no longer with you physically, I'd love to host it on the following site:http://www.joesbiscottirecipe.blogspot.com. The biscotti recipe will be available there as well. As the online collection of recipes grows, the site will serve to give form to the recipes and people that connect us to our social histories. Keeping these recipes and cultures alive today tactically determines they will be a part of our futures.
Visit the exhibition for recipe cards and/or visit the site to share your recipes, stories, photos, and scans. A print version of the online cookbook will be produced in January 2010 with the conclusion of the exhibition. All contributors will receive a copy of the cookbook.
Group Exhibition about the future and past of Brooklyn
October 2, 2009 - January 22, 2010
Opening Oct.1, Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street