There was a lady named Lucyna Ćwierczakiewiczowa. She was a Polish writer, journalist and author of Polish cooking books, for example 365 obiadów za pięć złotych (365 dinners for 5 zlotys) from 1860. For a school project, I've chosen this one to analyse and reinterpret it visually.
Although the book is full of useful recipes which are relatively up to date, the way of writing about preparing a meal differs a lot from cookbooks nowadays. Using Old Polish language, the author has spared no detailed descriptions of how to make animals eatable. I feel that reading about depriving deer skin, removing hare veins or frying small birds doesn't make cooking pleasant anymore but rather brings an unsettling feeling. I cannot say that I'm a vegetarian, but I began to wonder why humans claim the right to kill and consume animals just like that. In my reinterpretation I wanted to get people to reflect on this once again. That's why I've created obituaries of the three of animals provided with the original recipes.