We are posting a weekly video installment from “Feed Me a Story,” the project created by multimedia artists Theresa Loong and Laura Nova that was featured last month here. It’s part of the FABLES Public Art project produced by FABnyc which kicked off in May.
Here is number five, in our countdown of eight recipes. The Feed Me a Story team writes: “In this video, King Phojanakong and his father, King Sr., share a special Thai Larb dish with us. King Jr. is the owner of Kuma Inn on the Lower East Side, a restaurant which fuses Thai, Filipino and other influences. King Jr. learned to make this dish from his father. See how easy they are with each other as they talk and cook. With special thanks to Feet in 2 Worlds.”
Along with a giant mural (at First Street Green Park) made up of photos of the eight different family dishes they selected from seniors on the Lower East Side, the project includes videos of the residents preparing the dishes and sharing their personal histories. The featured recipes include meals made by Jewish, Italian, Chinese and Puerto Rican families based in the neighborhood.