- Lyana Blount-

Published in July 2023 by Page Street Publishing"BLACK RICAN VEGAN" is Lyana Blount’s first cookbook. 

Inspired by her family’s recipes from Puerto Rico, Lyana reinterpreted them in her own world: that of a Black vegan girl from the Bronx.

I photographed all 60 of these recipes in my studio in NYC, while Lyana cooked all 60 meals in my 5 sq ft. tiny kitchen (yes! 5 sq ft). Together, we did the food and prop styling, serving as each other’s assistants and cheerleaders for 6 months. 

I also painted some of the backdrops myself,  which was fun!

A fun fact about this book: I had wanted to see my work printed,  and I posted something about it on my IG in May 2022.  Interestingly, Lyana did the same in January 2022, months before we even met!

I  guess all of this was meant to be and has been a good start.

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