Picturing Pān-toh

Miki Kuo is a Taiwanese illustrator based in New York. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and her work has been included in magazines such as Creative Quarterly.

Kuo’s Sketchbook visualizes the beauty of the dishes prepared for a Pān-toh, the traditional Taiwanese roadside banquet. “I put the chef’s art into illustrations in the hope I can connect hundreds and thousands of people with art as the chef does with food,” Kuo tells Zócalo.

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