Molly JF Caldwell
A Japanese cookbook titled Oriental Cuisine was originally published by the Japanese Buddhist Church of Taber (now called the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta), a community formed due to the internment of Japanese-Canadians during WWII. The artist’s grandmother acquired this cookbook and has used it throughout her life, her copy marked with personal revisions and innovations. Caldwell inherited this cookbook, and in the act of republishing, the artist hopes to bring attention to this forgotten community of women, their families, and their stock of knowledge.
Each book comes wrapped in furoshiki, dyed using the snow around the artist’s studio in Mohkinstsis, with gratitude to this Treaty 7 land that allowed the re-rooting of Japanese-Canadians who were displaced from the coast and forced to restart their lives.
Molly JF Caldwell, Author
Yolkess Press, Publisher