Cookbook, interactive app, and product line. Features bad vintage cooking and modern, gourmet updates of the recipes.
The Fixings cookbook was inspired by my lifelong love of cooking and baking. When I was a teenager, I became interested in the history of home cooking. I stumbled across a hilarious coffee table book, The Amazing Mackerel Pudding Plan, which poked fun at diet cards of the 1970s. For this project I wondered, what would happen if these recipes were updated with high end ingredients and modern recipes? The cookbook features four sections: hors d’oeuvres, main courses, desserts, and drinks. Each recipe highlights the old recipe inspiration, and explains how the new recipe twists each component into a delicious new dish. The app is a companion cooking aid, with helpful video how-tos. I cooked and created fifteen dishes in all. I wrote all the content, including the recipes, shot all the food photos, and tasted every recipe.