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Cooking with Artists

Meriem Bennani

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“Food feels parallel to language, your mother tongue. When you live far away from where you’re from, you have the same relationship to your language as to your food. These two things relate to your primary understanding of the world and your mode of expression.”

—Meriem Bennani

Artist Meriem Bennani spoke with Mina Stone for our next Cooking with Artists about chermoula fish balls, Bennani's own re-creation of a traditional Moroccan dish that usually uses ground beef.

Meriem creates films and installations, many of which include sculptures, furniture, and architecture that create an immersive environment. Meriem’s installations use elements of documentary as a springboard into myth, surprise, and the unpredictable. Read the full conversation below.