Artists' Statement: This beautiful cookbook presented itself as an idle object. It sat in a language that I could not read, on a subject that I have not practiced, and it asked me to think about the process of making food. Specifically, I thought about making food from the instructions of an old book and not from my mother or any of the effortlessly charming women on The Food Channel. It made so little sense to me. Then I realized how much the books and the foods have in common and how the format was so logical. The pairing was so seamless. They are here to teach us.