IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING, I'D HAVE BAKED A CAKE

A Traveling Storytelling Installation and Pop-Up Shop Presented by Put A Egg On It

If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked A Cake grew out of our fascination with sharing food and stories, receiving unexpected visitors, and using forms of money-less exchange. Starting in Tokyo and finishing in New York, Put A Egg On It is taking the project around the world to create portraits of people through their stories and look at the common threads and the unique moments between people via the food they make and share. Guests are asked to trade a story of a particularly memorable meal in exchange for a meal, prepared while they talk. The pop-up shop includes items collected from each previous city the installation has visited.

If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d Have Baked A Cake debuted at the ROCKET gallery in Tokyo in July 2013. An additional satellite of the pop-up was installed at Tsutaya Daikanyama T-Site. The second installment took place at Press Street in New Orleans, November 2014 during the Prospect New Orleans Art Biennial. 

Coming to London in the fall of 2016!

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Students from the after-school writing program THE BIG CLASS at Press Street trade stories of interesting meals for food prepared by Put A Egg On It

Students from the after-school writing program THE BIG CLASS at Press Street trade stories of interesting meals for food prepared by Put A Egg On It

The Pop-up at Press Street in New Orleans included a selection of independent art and food magazines as well as a selection of packaged food from Brooklyn and Tokyo.

The Pop-up at Press Street in New Orleans included a selection of independent art and food magazines
as well as a selection of packaged food from Brooklyn and Tokyo.