COOKED: Culinary Adventures in 2020 invites you to take part in a project documenting the 2020 national COVID-19 lockdown through shared experiences in the kitchen. Send us your wildest culinary experiments (fab or flop), your favourite lockdown comfort meal or beverage, or that one sourdough recipe you perfected. Any and all submissions are welcome – the more unique and personal your recipe is, the better!

Send us your submissions from 3 June – 26 June via the Google form below. The standout recipes, or those with the most intriguing stories attached, will be selected and collated into an e-publication, launching at the end of July. Recipes can be submitted in PDF or image format, or typed directly into the form. You are welcome to include any additional material providing notes/annotations/anecdotes, and we encourage you to include your own images of the finished product of your recipe if possible. Recipes may remain anonymous, or you are welcome to attach your name – it’s up to you!

Please note that in the case of duplicate recipes, these may be collated or our favourite selected, so think outside the box and dig deep into your catalogue! If you have any questions about submissions, please email




This project has been conceived by four students from The University of Auckland’s Art Writing and Curatorial Practice paper, currently undertaking a curatorial internship with Gus Fisher Gallery. Thank you to Anneka Scholtz, Chani Balmer, Reah Sommerville & Shania Pablo.