Sweet and Sour Bacon Stroganoff

We were a hungry family of seven.

My mother would often be forced to create meals with odds and ends from the pantry, doing her best with limited means.

Sweet and Sour Bacon Stroganoff explores the pressures of putting food on the table each night, no matter how few resources a family might have access to. Specific food items are inspired by childhood memories, twisted and recombined to create questionable combinations, at odds with the usual comfort of the dinner table. Each photograph is a conversation between excess and privation, leaving the viewer to query the relationships between class, access, and the rituals of food.