Diet ode to my ancestors

︎︎︎︎︎ Clár Tillekens
︎ Sept 15, 2023

Guggering potatoes. You heard that right? It’s not googling.
Dad is telling me about a method for planting the crop, what he grew up doing.
I never did that on FarmVille back in the day.
My father made use of his hands. Dirtied them, felt the soil.
Out of respect for my forebearers, I’m no longer eating chips, crisps, or fries.
I only want potatoes in their purest preparations.

Acceptable forms of spuds:
  • Boiled
  • Mashed
  • Baked
  • Roasted
  • Bread
  • Boxty

Clár Tillekens is a visual artist and writer. Her domains include heritage, place attachment, mysticism, and UX. She’s from New York and rural Ireland, and based in London. You can find her work in a few places, including the British Journal of Photography, Ain’t Bad, The Drunken Canal, and Hot Potato.

Also by Clár: Hast du Feuer