I chose to work on JianBing for One Day with the hopes of learning to make a decent JianBing, and also producing a recipe for anyone who would like to learn how. My father and grandfather are both big fans, but no one in my family has managed to master the skill. I remember when I was younger, my father would take me to his favourite JianBing restaurant every week. It would be great if I could learn to make this snack, and even better if I could help educate others about the process.
My group plans to document our learning utilising a video format. We will use a overhead truss system or tripod to hold the camera above our work station to record the process of making a JianBing.
Final Project Reflection – 2/1/19
This is Chef Wei. She has been making Jianbing since 1996. She first began making Jianbing because she needed an occupation where she could decide when she worked and when she was free, as she had to take care of her children. Wei said she finds joy in serving Jianbing. She is very social and enjoys chatting with her customers in the morning.
During our experience at the Pear Soup Restaurant, I focused more on the photography aspect of this project because I have (attempted to) make Jianbing before. The inspiration behind our video is the Buzzfeed Tasty videos that showcase how to make certain recipes. The day prior to 1Day, I took some time to watch some Tasty videos and find some shots that I enjoyed, and tried to recreate them with the Jianbing. One challenge I faced was staying patient while capturing our shots. Sometimes I wandered away, eating my Jianbing. It took a long time to capture all the angles that we needed, but it was very rewarding because my group is very satisfied with our final product.
I believe that 1Day is important because students get the opportunity to explore their passions. It is important for us to know who we are and how we contribute to the community, and doing what you love is an important aspect of it.