(Hot off the press)
In the course of the 31 days of January 2016, we invited 31 hosts across the world to each arrange a vegan dinner in their own way, and combined the 31 events with 31 photographers and 31 writers. In other words: we placed the challenge of Veganuary* within the framework of social dining and ultimately where it belongs: around a table. The recipes, stories, conversations, contexts and photos are forming 31 chapters in the book 31days – A Veganuary conversation
*Veganuary is a relatively new and emerging time-specific dietary challenge to be understood in the context of its better known relative Movember. For the duration of January, people around the world take on a vegan lifestyle for the full month, for two weeks, for one week or even for a weekend.
(Food and food for though)
We´ve seen relaxed everyday dinners and also several 6 course culinary adventures with high profiled chefs. A Colombian stew was served in the middle of the snowy mountains. Whiskey fried banana gathered people on the floor in a mini NY appartment. The Food/Non-Food department of Eindhoven Design Academy set up a special kind of food kitchen. There was a bohemian Lebanese feast in Barcelona and an Italian extravaganza of no less than 31 different herbs across 9 courses for a party of 4. To be noted are also the incidents of a couple of dramas, half a thumb lost and one love found.
(Ultimately a lot of people)
31Days is a Werksemd initiative by Nina Børke, partnering up with Eat in Common. Furthermore formed as a collaborative effort by all the brilliant people who accepted the invitation to be part of it, as hosts, writers, photographers and guests.
The conversation starters of the 31days events are further elaborated on by James Wallman, Daniel Crockett, Aksel Braanen Sterri, Isha Datar, Marije Vogelzang, Tobias Leenaert, Nick Hagger, Kai Wu, Jostein Sand Nilsen, Nina Børke and Mia Frogner.