The Unappropriated Recipes Book Launch featuring performances by Nadim Abbas, Lau Wai, and Qu Chang

Apr 20, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Constant's studio space
6B, Evergreen Industrial Mansion
12 Yip Fat Street
Wong Chuk Hang (MTR exit A2)
Hong Kong

Join us for the launch of The Unappropriated Recipes cookbook, Para Site’s first crowdfunded project. The evening will feature performances by contributors Nadim Abbas, Lau Wai, and Qu Chang, and will also showcase Samuel Adam Swope’s recipe as an open bar.

The Unappropriated Recipes is a collection of eighty community-sourced unconventional recipes (gastronomically viable or merely deliciously metaphorical) offering a broad array of personal experiences, experiments, perceptions, interventions, and reactions to Hong Kong and its different layers. The official launch event marks the successful completion of this kickstarter-funded project and is a way for us to thank the entire community that made it all possible! 

The evening includes a three-course meal of performances. For appetizers, Para Site’s Associate Curator Qu Chang will be blending together a Thai salad of literary books with a side of steaming hot Hong Kong style shrimp dumplings. The hearty main course of “Doll Instant Noodles with Pork Bean Sauce Pie” by artist Lau Wai will combine two favourite comfort foods into a questionably palatable dish. And for dessert, artist Nadim Abbas’s “Rice Weevil Pudding” transforms this season’s uninvited pests into a delicious protein-packed treat. Throughout the night, quench your thirst at artist Samuel Adam Swope’s bar, inspired by his recipe “Liquid Diet.”

We’d like to once again thank the 263 supporters of our kickstarter campaign, who helped turn the initial idea of The Unappropriated Recipes into a hardcover, hot-stamped reality. We could not have done it without you and the wonderful community of Para Site’s collaboraters, so bring your friends and family and join us at the launch!

The Unappropriated Recipes is available for purchase for 300 HKD. 

This book launch is kindly hosted by Constant.


~ Limited Editions ~

Limited Edition Artwork Kitchenware, produced especially for The Unappropriated Recipes, are now available for purchase, including works by Heman Chong, Lam Hoi Sin, Brian Kuan Wood, Michikazu Matsune, and Cheng Ting Ting, at 3,000 HKD each. For more information about these limited editions, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing The Unappropriated Recipes or a Limited Edition please email (Shipping and handling fees will be charged)