It is what it is. This short phrase has popped up in a variety of different contexts in my life. Sometimes it irks me. Sometimes it makes me smile. And sometimes I don’t quite understand the meaning or intention of it. Recently, these dinners have taught me more about the power of those five words....
Cooking Architecture is the space where we bring together and share our experiences within the cultures of food and architecture. Our hope is that while simultaneously experimenting with the making of the two, we will find places of intersection.
We grew up in two different worlds, Claire in the farmlands of Ohio and Juan in Colombia, Colorado, and finally Indiana. But we met seven years ago at architecture school in Cincinnati, and we still can't stop talking about food and design!
We love discovering new recipes, creating communal meals, and sharing our passions with friends and family. Experiment, don't follow all the rules, share your ideas, and let us know how it works out.
Claire Shafer and Juan Jofre
Follow us on Instagram @cookingarchitecture to see our laughs and daily adventures.