Following on from the Food Journal, and with its name derived from a process discovered whilst researching the booklet. We asked three Illustrators to produce artwork based on an ancient Mesoamerican food preparation process, used to prepare maize for making food stuffs such as corn tortillas. Nixtamal is an Aztec word which describes corn that has undergone a lime treating process unlocking valuable nutrients from the corn. With an associated programme of events and workshops, 'Nixtamal' was a group show featuring work by Adam Bletchly, Livi Gosling and Oliver Flores.
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Conceived in 2011 as a way of collating food and travel stories, it has evolved into a design project with its roots still firmly in sharing: a dish, a place, a word. An Illustrated Food Journal is a collection of food experiences and places visited told through 'food notes', language bites and hand-drawn Illustrations. Written and illustrated by Stephanie Odu, the first edition covers the region of Central America. The book is stitch-bound and printed on recycled paper using the Risograph, a print process which uses soy based inks to produce a finish similar to a silk screen print.