OHMA EXHIBITS: a collection of interactive oral history encounters

Chef's Fable (2024)

By Olivia Hurtado

What do blackened duck breast with potato-chorizo hash, angel hair pasta with plum tomato sauce, and chocolate pots de crème have in common? Though there is no distinct culinary tradition that links these dishes together in an obvious way, each dish synthesizes significant places, people, and moments from across my father’s culinary journey. Watch him cook, dine with him, listen to his stories, and reflect on what is meant by “hospitality work”.

When we dine out, we often think little about the people curating our dining experiences, whose lives and passions are commodified into what we call hospitality work. In Chef’s Fable, guests will meet my father and career chef, Sergio Hurtado, via a menu imbued with the places and people that have inspired his life’s love of cooking. Guests will immerse themselves in a storied cooking demonstration and conversational dinner party hosted by my dad and I.

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This exhibit consisted of a live event on April 29, 2024.

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