Put A Egg On It Presents: “If I knew you were coming I’d have baked you a cake

We are proud to present If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked A Cake in Press Street’s Reading Room 220, November 19-23, with a Reception for the show Saturday, November 22nd from 6-9pm. This exhibition will feature the work of Sarah Keough and Put A Egg On It: Tasty Zine.

If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked A Cake grew out of a fascination with sharing food and stories, receiving unexpected visitors, and using forms of money-less exchange. Starting in Tokyo and finishing in New York, Put A Egg On It is taking the project around the world to create portraits of people through their stories and look at the common threads and the unique moments between people via the food they make and share.

Put A Egg On It editor Sarah Keough will use a mixture of groceries from Good Eggs New Orleans and items from the show’s travels to make food for gallery visitors who trade stories about meals they’ve made or eaten. One guest at a time will join us while we photograph and film the exchange. Photographs by Anthony Turducken will also be on display.

Put A Egg On It: Tasty Zine

Put A Egg On It is an irreverent digest-sized art and literary magazine printed on green paper out of New York City. It’s about food, cooking and the communal joys of eating with friends and family. The magazine features personal essays, cooking tips, photo essays of dinner parties and special art projects. Every issue includes a recipe section that focuses on a particular food theme.