Recipe in Exile

By Chantal Kassarjian

Recipe In Exile tackles a very personal yet universal story about tradition, family heritage and adaptability. It is a tale that spans a hundred years, juxtaposing the lives of two immigrant women and linking them through a traditional family recipe being passed on from generation to generation.

The story is inspired by the Syrian refugee crisis in the context of the Armenian diaspora, highlighting the importance of holding on to our cultural heritage in order to stay connected to our roots, as we attempt to reinvent our lives.

Chantal Kassarjian is a Lebanese designer and animator of Armenian descent, based in Brooklyn. Her cultural heritage is intricately woven into her artistic vision and the meaningful stories she tells.