Sandwiches do not belong in triangle boxes! Free your fillings. Liberate your lunch. Co-create your late-night snacks.
Haiku Sandwiches: Poetry in Bread
Convenience is losing us more than it gains and as a society we’re losing the rituals and ceremonies our cultures were built upon. However, whether it’s taking the time to make your own coffee, bake a cake, or slow cook a big stew for a day, we can form new rituals together amongst great smells, sounds, colours and ingredients.
At a time when food is either fuel or fetish, Haiku Sandwiches stands to offer an alternative. Giving the reader a framework of suggestions, rather than cut and dried recipes, this book seeks to reconnect the reader with the source of their food and nourish both the body and the soul.
We hope that you can find a place for the Haiku Sandwich in your kitchen and realise the poetry and ceremony in your own lunchtime preparations.
About the Book
Haiku Sandwiches is a recipe book that realises the connections between poetry and cooking, the ritual and ceremony in the everyday, breaking the sandwich out of the triangular shaped box and offering it up as a tool for expression.
Opening with an introductory essay on the sandwich as a vessel for ideas and also a weapon for societal and dietary control, the book takes you on a journey of experimentation. Rather than prescribing exact recipes and addictively easy forms, it keeps the ambiguity a haiku can conjure to leave the bread as an open canvas for readers to interpret and create as they wish.
The main bulk consists of 42 haikus, each line inspired by a sandwich filler but with the potential of relating to many more. These pages are perforated to allow the reader to switch between the lines and create haiku/sandwich combinations of their own.
To complement the fluid creativity of the haiku-recipes, there is a more indepth section at the back that offers up specific ingredient suggestions and recipes for spreads and sandwich fillings, these are laid out in an inventive way that should still hopefully encourage readers to dip in and take inspiration from rather than following devoutly.
Printed in a run of 300, using soy based inks on a Risograph printer utilising the screen based printing process and nuanced technique to exceptional results. Finished with wiro binding, perforated haiku pages, and a foiled cover.
Who is the book for?
The book is for any one open to let in creativity and ritual to the every-day. It is a tool for creative expression in the kitchen, at the table, and beyond.
About the Authors
Not a Sausage is the edible practice of Hannah Fincham and Ross Bennett. Who started out with a simple aim, make a proper vegan sausage that has a bite, a skin, and gives that same distinct sizzle that so many vegetable alternatives lacked. The unapologetic name and positioning for the sausages intended to shake up the macho capital lettered MEAT industry and the spectacle based ritualistic cooking methods it enjoys. They work with vegetables to bring them to the forefront of the menu, and the centre of the table. To open up and link creativity, health, cooking, waste and have really tasty discussions around our food industries and habits.
At every opportunity they want to be able to celebrate, host and form new rituals around cooking, eating and sharing food. They’ve transformed the hotdog back into an identifiable object, created impromptu tea ceremonies wherever there might be a kettle and some vessels, baked concept easter eggs (not from chickens, or cows), created a pop-up participatory restaurant that celebrates the shared cooking and eating experiences of LAO BBQs, used vegetables to make dyes and inks for creating and eating.
About the Publisher
Housework(Press) is an independent Risograph press and publishers founded by designer Joseph Townshend in 2016 upon graduation from The Royal College of Art. Housework(Press) was set up in Townshend’s front room as a means of production and employment in the highly competitive world of print and design.Housework(Press) now resides at Black Tower Projects in Sydenham but has kept its ‘means of production’ roots at its core. Dedicated to keeping Riso printing an affordable and high quality process, whilst pushing the machine to its experimental limit.