• Grandma's Recipes
  • Grandma's Recipes
  • Grandma's Recipes
  • Grandma's Recipes

Grandma's Recipes



More than a cookbook, Grandma's Recipes is a visual exploration of family lineage, culture, and identity from the mind of graphic designer Christal Sih. Sih began the project of transcribing her grandmother's Singaporean recipes after realizing no written records of the foods she grew up eating existed, and in the process, began to uncover the ways in which history, food and family are inextricably entangled.


  • Written and illustrated by Christal Sih.
  • Hardcover. 55 pages.
  • Measures 8.25" L by 6" W by 0.25" H.


 Who Made This?

Grandma's Recipes was written by Christal Sih. Originally from the sunny island of Singapore, she completed her BFA in Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and currently works in NYC. 


Grandma's Recipes was conceived over one winter break when she was home from college. She had a month to learn and compile these recipes from her grandma who doesn’t cook with recipes (just off the top of her head!) so had to record them as she cooked. 


"Mary Sih is my grandmother — her cooking prowess comes from decades of cooking, studying recipe books, watching cooking television shows and exchanges with my family and friends. Armed with only an iPhone to take photos and notes, I try to learn as much as I can without getting in her way."