NOT A COOKBOOK is a photo book project, which blurs the line between documentary and art. Initially developed through the Magnum Photo Long Term Mentorship Program with Susan Meiselas and Matt Black between October 2021 and May 2022. Featuring photo collages and recipes, the work explores the artist’s friendship with Ralph and Lee-Anne, owners of PALME; a restaurant celebrating their Caribbean heritage in the heart of Montreal’s Village. A non-traditional Cookbook, which uses humour and anecdotes to recount Ralph and Lee-Anne’s decades long partnership, their passion for merging culture with food, their commitment to balancing work and family life, the struggle to run a business during a pandemic. Vibrant and playful, it affirms why one would risk so much to realise their dream.

NOT A COOKBOOK is a work in progress and will be published by TBW Books.