Cooking Potato Stories - PhMuseum

Cooking Potato Stories

Ana Nuñez Rodriguez

2020

What can a potato tell us about ourselves? What does it say about the construction of national identity? What role can new narratives around it play in creating expanded social imaginaries? These are some of the questions that lead Cooking Potato Stories: a multilayered translocal story that follows the routes and roots of the potato through the context of Galicia, Colombia and The Netherlands -based on my own experience living among these places- to address forgotten colonial legacies and the wider context of political, social, and emotional relationships.

I propose an encounter of stories around the potato that questions the ideologies, power and subjectivities behind the existing narratives as a contribution to an ongoing decolonization of thought. Using ingredients such as heritage, history, the imaginary, tradition, and autobiography I trial recipes of knowledge that unfold different aspects of the potato's history to push a new social memory about it. The project seeks to confront the legacies of colonialism and reconfigure relationships with oneself, family, community, and the natural world.

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  • The perfect migrant

  • Who conquered who?

  • The real discovery

  • When you say potato the response is often and autobiography

  • When you say potato the response is often and autobiography -II

  • Commonalities

  • Buds grow like hair does

  • Root patriotism

  • Collecting potato stories

  • Underground beauty

  • Ours are from here

  • Recipes from here and there

  • Underground beauty

  • The act of peeling potatoes

  • The act of peeling potatoes - II

  • Potato bags and newspaper

  • Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are

  • Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are - II

  • Crossing an ocean

  • The red bags are used for the seeds


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