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Rejuvenating Latin American culinary traditions with Sancochera


ORGANIZATION   RISD
CHALLENGE
Refresh a cumbersome design for the preparation of Sancocho, Latin American chicken soup.

DELIVERABLE
A plantain-smashing knife that reduces cooking and cleaning time, with a Latin design flare.


Frying plantains is a daily ritual, but it can be improved.


PROCESS  PROBLEM DEFINITION

This is Señora Laura, the cook for the Angelini family. They live in Bella Vista, Panamá. 



Her meals are delicious, but they involve many steps. 



... and on top of that main course, there are plantains to be made.



There’s an opportunity to save her some time, because plantain chips are also labor-intensive. 
Peeling, slicing, frying, smashing (3 extra steps), frying, and cleaning grime.


I made several patacones– plantain chips– and soups to go along with them.


PROCESS  CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Concept sketches.


Prototyping through cooking.