You Stir the Pot: Recipes for Change (Book Project: Requests for Submissions)

Hello Friends!

In collaboration with some friends in this community: Maya, Shih Wei, Zohar and others, I’m working on a book and blog project called “You Stir the Pot: Recipes for Change” which will be a collection of recipes that each blend instructions for food preparation with instructions for social change and I’m soliciting artist friends for contributions. In addition to the recipes, there will be some contextualizing essays that speak to the history of the intersection of food and activism across time and space.

And so, I’m wondering if this would interest you. If so, I’d need your recipe in A4 size, pdf format by February 15th. You can email it to me at I’d ask that you take a recipe that feels close to your own personal story and cultural context and essentially re-write it or annotate it to include a social message as well, drawing on things like fermentation, curing, boiling, mixing, chopping, etc. as metaphors to explore aspects of activism. And in terms of activism, it can connect to whatever topic you are personally interested in. Perhaps the word “action” or “change” is better suited.

Please let me know if this is of interest! And I can provide an example if that’s helpful. I can also answer any questions you might have. I’m hoping to have as diverse a group of voices as possible - everyone can participate. And if you have any references (books, artists, movies, movements, theories, etc.) or ideas based on what I’m writing here, I’d love to hear them! Also any grants or opportunities for artist books. :slight_smile:

Thanks! I hope to hear from some of you.
My Best, Victoria


Another artist just contact me On Instagram and shared her gelatin DSSC recipe! I think she will love this too, will forward this thread to her!

And btw my name is Shih Wei Chieh but it’s okay… :stuck_out_tongue:

looks really nice! should I share it in our Hackuarium slack, and see if anyone else is interested? (I think my cheek cell chip dreams won’t fit in this context, but love the action push, with my group AGiR!, just in case… :wink:

Please do! Thank you :slight_smile:

  • Victoria

We did a series of workshops on “Chrisper Chäsli” kinda translated as “cheese & CRISPR”.
including some visual recipes and fanzines in japanese, french and english.
Chrisper-Chäsli - Hackteria Wiki.Feb_2017-_BioClub_Tokyo

it’s a single a4 page that can be folded into a small booklet.

just put it in our slack. good luck! =)

hi Victoria, nice idea of the project. I will have a think what I have to share with you in the next few weeks. my best wishes from Helsinki!

To all:
Sending an update on the STIR THE POT - COOK BOOK, recipes for change. You can fill out your proposal of 1 A4 page by using the google form here:
Maya and Victoria


could I pls have the link to the Blog I’d love to follow this project :slight_smile:


Yes! Please submit anything here:

Thanks for being interested :slight_smile:

Thank you for your interest! Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Would love to include your voice. You can make a submission here: