Exploring Asian Cuisine: A Cookbook for Beginners
Level of Education of Students Involved
Arts and Sciences
Digital Media Arts
Exploring Asian Cuisine: A Cookbook for Beginners is a collection of four Asian recipes from Japan, China, and the Philippines. The main goal of this project is to help teach and demystify Asian food with recipes that are accessible and approachable without sacrificing authenticity and flavor. Each recipe has been carefully chosen to represent the unique flavors and ingredients of different Asian regions. From the bold flavors of Filipino Chicken Adobo to the delicate balance of flavors of Japanese curry, each recipe offers a glimpse into the rich culinary traditions of Asian cuisine. As a graphic designer, I am influenced by the Bauhaus movement and design philosophy of “form follows function.” Bauhaus design is often characterized as abstract, geometric, having shapes with little to no decoration, the use of primary colors, and bold typography. With my goal of sharing my favorite Asian recipes and showcasing my ability as a graphic designer to create visually compelling designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing, I hope that this cookbook will inspire others to explore the delicious and diverse world of Asian cuisine.
Vargas, Nathan, "Exploring Asian Cuisine: A Cookbook for Beginners" (2023). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 1129.