Lincoln Land Community College’s LLCC Press announces the publication of a collection of recipes, essays and artwork entitled, Garnish: A Celebration of Food and Culture
Garnish features a diverse array of recipes from numerous countries and cultures, and uniquely highlights the wide range of programs and talent at LLCC. The recipes, provided over a number of years by students, college employees and community members, were originally collected for LLCC’s annual Multicultural Fest.
Throughout, Garnish features the talents of LLCC students and faculty. Recipes in Garnish were tested by LLCC Culinary Arts students, under the direction of instructor Denise Perry, to ensure quality and accuracy of ingredients. Nicole Denby, a student in Professor Thom Whalen’s graphic design class, designed the book’s cover and layout. Color photographs of several dishes appear throughout the book, each taken by students from LLCC instructor Emily Thompson’s digital photography courses. Instructors from the LLCC Arts and Humanities department encouraged students to write essays or design artwork for the book centered on the theme of food and culture. Color images of drawings, graphic designs and paintings accompany the recipes and showcase students’ talents in a multitude of formats.
From the back cover of Garnish: A Celebration of Food and Culture
“Food serves as an essential component of culture, and the recipes and art work contained in this collection highlight the rich diversity of our shared human experience. They remind us of how our diverse and personal heritages work together to unite and strengthen our culture and community. While these recipes offer opportunities to experience other cultural cuisines, they may also inspire us to start new traditions with family and friends.”