Tell Your Food Stories and Help a Reader

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We recently received an email from Nicole, a long-time reader of The Kitchn. Nicole is working on an advanced degree in graphic design and she’s also an avid cook. She is collecting stories from people that will be linked together online in her final MFA food stories project.

If you are interested in contributing a story about food, cooking, eating, or the kitchen, contact Nicole! You can read her whole email and find her website info below. We are really looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

From Nicole:

Hi! My name is Nicole and I read your blog all the time, I love the combining of different people, cooking, information and approaches — from fancy to every day. I’m currently a graphic designer graduate student who has funded most of my grad education through working in culinary stores.

Currently I’m working on my MFA thesis. Given my love for food, and my love for books, I decided to combine both with graphic design to structure my thesis project.

I was wondering if you could help me out with a post/link.
Basically, I’m collecting stories from people. The only requirement for these stories is that food, cooking or eating (food) has to be included in some way.

I’m then graphically designing these “food stories”.

On an academic level, I am exploring the changing form of narratives through the eye of graphic design by making digital, art book and traditional books.

On a personal level, I am just very impassioned about food, and am endlessly enthralled by how food connects all of us and our lives. No matter who we are, where we are, or what we eat—we all eat. It works our way into our lives, our histories and our memories, grounding us, reminding us and informing us.

I’m trying to collect stories from as many people as possible. One of my main goals is to create a super-linked network of people through their food stories online—in a way that could never be possible in print. Showing us how we are linked to each other through our basic need for food.

I have a website that gives more information and where people can submit their stories:

Thanks so much in advance. Let me know if you have any questions or want more info.

University of MN—Twin Cities

• Contact Nicole at Food, Stories & Design