African Salad

Art & Design

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like a good book. Here is one from South Africa that is beautifully designed.


The book is a photographic exploration of everyday South Africans and their food.  The gorgeous pages celebrate people, their homes, and of course, their food. Inside you’ll find a Mielie (corn) dish, Tswana-style Morogo (Tswana are a people of South Africa, and morogo is wild spinach), carrot jam, Mrs Hick’s Christmas cake, curried chicken, and oodles more. But more importantly you’ll be invited into the homes of some very beautiful, colorful people. This is all wrapped up in a very tactile fabric cover.  .. and take a peek at how the map appears on the vegetable, or animal…




There are three passionate people who spent a year and a half trekking across the land, meeting people and visiting their homes. The original concept was from Stephan Le Roux, while Stan Engelbrecht took the photographs and Tamsen de Beer wrote the text.


African Salad is, unfortunately, not available in the States yet, but it is available in the UK (check out and you can see more detail on their website.

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