Author(s): Frances Hansen
Keepsakes is unlike any other cookbook – it is a handmade, visual feast. Containing the well-loved recipes collected by Frances over time from family and friends, each spread is an artwork in itself. This is a highly personal scrapbook of memories, recipes and collected artifacts – with proven recipes that have been finessed over time and generations. This book is a study of collections; collected recipes and collected images – it takes the old and reworks them into something vibrant and new.
Frances Hansen attended Art Schools in Sydney, Australia, and New Zealand in the mid-80s, gaining her Master of Fine Arts. During this time, Frances had many years’ experience cooking and working in the catering industry and later co-owned and operated a cafe in Northern NSW. She currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand, with her partner and two children. As well as being a regular exhibitor in Australia and New Zealand, Frances works at the Manukau School of Visual Arts, teaching painting and drawing. She is the sister of international clothing designer Fleur Wood.