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This is Not a Food Magazine (2nd Ed.)


2023, 2nd edition of 400
Written by Sheere Ng, co-published by In Plain Words and Temporary Press
100p.  31 b/w & 17 col ills
115 × 178 mm  perfect bound
ISBN 978-981-11-7815-3
accompanied by an A4 poster insert “We Are The Colours We Eat”

designed by gideon-jamie

A collection of essays and articles about culture and identity in Singapore through the lens of food. This compilation contains contents ranging from Zi Char menus, Home Economics curriculums, unassuming kitchen/cooking tools critical for making signature dishes, to contemplations on specific local food or recipes. As designers, we also see interesting relationships between its contents and design; there are insights that might remain unnoticed if not for the author’s versatile and broad range of interests and inquiry.