Sounds Like Scran – an audio cookbook

Info and example: http://cfcca.org.uk/opportunities/commissions/

listening session: http://cfcca.org.uk/event/sounds-like-scran-listening-sessions/

As part of International Mother Language Day, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are excited to be working with artist Semay Wu on Sounds Like Scran: An Audio Cookbook, a new commission exploring Manchester’s language diversity through the common thread of food culture. We will be creating a Mancunian Audio Cookbook, exhibited online as part of CFCCA’s programme. Like a traditional cookery book, each ‘page’ will showcase a chosen dish. This dish will not be described by the instructions on how to cook it, but by the stories and experiences that surround it. We are inviting all residents of Greater Manchester to share their food culture in the form of ‘audio postcards’ submitted in their mother language*.

The responses will be exhibited online, portraying the richness of Manchester’s 200+ languages. The Mancunian Audio Cookbook will celebrate the unique mix of voices, food and cultures of people across our city.

*mother language usually refers to a language spoken since birth. We welcome all submissions from multilingual individuals and families, as well as dialects of English and all languages, and British Sign Language.


My own example (in English/Cantonese):

Dish: Bone Soup Glue

Mother Language: Cantonese, English

*Cantonese parts by my mother; English and drawing by myself.

Bone Soup Glue – Cantonese
Bone Soup Glue
Bone Soup Glue – English