JESS SHANE

Radio Producer + Multimedia Artist

recipe for grieving

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Recipe for Grieving tells the story of Toula Nikas, who, at 18, lost her mother whose extraordinary cooking abilities anchored family gatherings and underscored many of Toula’s greatest memories. In the wake of this loss, the family unravelled. That’s when Toula, who had never even turned on an oven, decided to step up to the plate. She would attempt to bring her family together again the only way she knew how: through food.

Now, a skilled baker in her own right, Toula shares one of the most important recipes in her arsenal: her recipe for cooking through grief.

Produced with Sara Peters for The Doc Project

Video promo created by myself and Sara Peters, with cinematography and camera operation by Cailleah Scott-Grimes