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TRIBAL KITCHEN:
THE AYTAS

30,000 year-old recipes, remedies and jungle survival tips from an Australo-Melanesian (aboriginal) tribe in the Philippines.

Designed by Kristian Henson
Illustrated by Ines Agathe Maud

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This book is published as a way to continue assisting the Ayta community that we filmed for Lupang. Half of the books published will given to the Aytas for selling at one initial location, the Puning hot springs tourism destination located on their ancestral land. The Aytas will use the money raised with book sales to set up a small livelihood project: a refreshment stand at the hot springs where they will offer indigenous Ayta and other food and beverage items to trekkers.

The other half of these books will be sold by The Office of Culture and Design. Proceeds will go towards keeping the company and all of our projects running.

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The cookbook will be published using the slightly primitive but extremely singular methods available for printing low-cost books in the Philippines, in combination with traditional offset. We want to use these underdeveloped printing techniques in an intelligent and forward-thinking way. This, and NOT copying things seen in other countries, is our idea of laying the groundwork for a truly Filipino school of graphic design.

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