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Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist


 

“He called the restaurant Gulistan which means ‘the land of roses’. To the restaurant came the people. First one, then two, then a bunch.”

In Ibrahim Parlak's Story with a Twist from PechaKucha Night Saint Joseph’s 4th volume, Presenter Ashley Reichert tells the story of a man from Kurdistan, Ibrahim Paralak, and his journey to a small town in Michigan. He is in search of freedom - a place where people are free to speak their minds, free from oppression, and free persecution. All he wants is to make a peaceful place for his family, his restaurant, and a place to grow his roses.

All is going well, until one day he is just gone. Soon, many people ask where he has gone, and learn he has been jailed with the fear of being deported. Ashley goes on to tell us how he is released from jail and goes back to family, his restaurant, and his roses. All seems well again, but there's a twist.



“Instead of taking inspiration from the cookbook layout we actually took inspiration from things like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue”

In Avant Garnish: Designing a Cookbook with my Sister from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph’s 3rd Volume, Material Designer Rebecca Goesling discusses the makings of her collaborative new cookbook. Rebecca and her sister Sarah grew up surrounded in creativity, so it's no wonder they set off together to design a cookbook that has eye candy for both foodies and fashion designers.