The pace of contemporary life forces us into a stressful multi-tasking lifestyle which impacts on our mental wellbeing. This project is a response to this. Solace encompasses a recipe book, a smart speaker and a chopping board. The smart speaker guides the user through a process of cooking that awakens their senses and enables them to slow down. The seasonal recipes were designed in collaboration with chef Ronan Lowther of River Cottage to embody the harmonious process of Solace cooking. The dishes are simple with basic ingredients to highlight the potential of high quality produce. Both Ronan and I wanted people to reconnect with the experience of savouring their food. Ultimately the project utilises cooking as a positive ritual for our health and mental wellbeing.

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