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q.b. stands for Italian: Quanto Basta _as needed_ a common unit of measure habitually used in cooking books and recipes; it is a project that reflects on the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
Italian cuisine is known for its simple recipes consisting of spontaneous gestures and measures. In that sense, it can be argued that the act of cooking is expressed through an independent language, made up of pinches, sprinkles and splashes. q.b. are an oil and vinegar cruet designed to be the material manifestation that conveys this language.


Each bottle contains 30cl of liquid and the ampoules contain respectively a spoon of oil -or in cooking terms, a drizzle of oil- and a tea spoon of vinegar. When the ampoule is inside the bottle, place the index finger on the top hole to stop the liquid flow; and sprinkle a drizzle of oil and a splash of vinegar on your plate by letting go of the index finger.


                           






 



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