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| Amy Miao

Amy Miao

The French culinary writer Brillat-Savarin once declared, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” EATDENTITY serves as an exploration of this sentiment, examining the role of food as a vessel for identity, heritage, and intercultural communication. An emphasis is placed on snacks and their potential to be shared among friends and strangers alike.

Through the medium of a DIY cooking kit, EATDENTITY invites its users to experience a “taste” of Chinese culture by recreating traditional snacks with rich histories that extend as far back as the Ming Dynasty. When the cooking process is over, users are left with the EATDENTITY box to serve as a memento of the experience — a keepsake that can be reused and repurposed, yet its original identity remains always engraved in its surface.