The Elephant's Secret Kitchen

(2018)  ISBN: 978–1–9996463–0–1

The Elephant’s Secret Kitchen is a cookbook collaboratively produced by a select team of students – of which I was a core member of editorial design team, and specialist staff from London College of Communication, along with the wonderful folks at Cafe Jamyang - situated at the Buddhist Centre in Elephant and Castle.

This beautiful publication was proudly printed in-house on the university Heidelberg lithography press, and asserts itself through its overall eco-friendly and sustainable design approach. 


The paper for this limited run publication (published by And Castle Press) was made from materials like corn, olive and kiwi waste, combined with repurposed paper.
This initiative was in collocation with a natural dyeing workshop that educated participants of natural inks and dyes sourced from kitchen waste. The derived colours from the workshop were used to dye the bookmarks within the books, encompassing over 40 different shades of colour.

This publication is available for sale. Please follow either of the following links –

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