October 29 – December 5, 2010
PROJECT SPACE

Andy and Robin Cooking Gumbo by Martina Roque thumbnail
Birthday by Juanita Romo thumbnail
Honoring the Virgin by Imelda Macias thumbnail
Lunch with the Gonzales Family by Juanita Romo thumbnail
Maggie and Luke by Maricela Mora thumbnail
Morning Eggs by Yesenia Franco thumbnail
Raquel Cooking by Mario Garcia thumbnail
Andy and Robin Cooking Gumbo by Martina Roque
Birthday by Juanita Romo
Honoring the Virgin by Imelda Macias
Lunch with the Gonzales Family by Juanita Romo
Maggie and Luke by Maricela Mora
Morning Eggs by Yesenia Franco
Raquel Cooking by Mario Garcia

Andy and Robin Cooking Gumbo by Martina Roque

Birthday by Juanita Romo

Birthday by Juanita Romo

Honoring the Virgin by Imelda Macias

Lunch with the Gonzales Family by Juanita Romo

Maggie and Luke by Maricela Mora

Morning Eggs by Yesenia Franco

Raquel Cooking by Mario Garcia

Raices y Sabores / Roots & Flavors
Photographs and stories that celebrate some of the many cuisines that have come to West Marin.

Fotografías de Yesenia Franco, Mario Garcia, Barbara Gutierrez, Betty Macias, Imelda Macias, Agustina Martinez, Maricela Mora, Alonso Reynoso, Martina Roque, Juanita Romo

Wave after wave of immigrants have made their way to this country to escape hardship or seek opportunity. Most arrive ready to work, filling American factories and fields. Typically we have come with few possessions, more a transport of memories,stories, farming practices, traditions, recipes. As the next generation assimilates and takes on the language and customs of the new country, the old ways fade quickly, and knowledge is lost. These photographs and stories celebrate some of the many cuisines that have come to West Marin. The recipes carry a history of place — of plants, climate, and an accumulated wisdom of what feeds us, culturally and nutritionally. Sitting down at the table of our grandmothers we may find a more wholesome diet, and restore meaning and connection to this nation of immigrants.

Olas de inmigrantes han llegado a este país escapando de dificultades o buscando nuevas oportunidades. La mayoría de los recién llegados vienen listos a trabajar, ocupando los campos y las fábricas. Sin demasiadas pertenencias, mucho de lo que traen son las memorias de los trabajos en el campo, las tradiciones, las historias, y las recetas. Mientras que la generación siguiente asimila y toma el lenguaje y las costumbres del nuevo país, las viejas formas se desvanecen rapidamente. Estas fotografías e historias celebran algunas de las muchas cocinas que han llegado a West Marin. Las recetas cargan la historia del lugar a través de la vida de las plantas, el clima, y la sabiduría acumulada de lo que nos alimenta cultural y nutricionalmente hablando. La mesa de nuestras abuelas puede servir como dieta saludable, y al mismo tiempo ofrece significado y connección para una nación de inmigrantes.