Featuring some 50 personal recipes and stories from a wide variety of people, from cowherds to star chefs, this cookbook shows Africa as it is – and as it eats. For one year, travel and food photographer Maria Schiffer spent time cooking her way through ten African countries.
The book’s design concept takes up the colourful diversity of countries, recipes and people by assigning a different main colour to each of the ten chapters. Strengthening the book’s mission to show the “real Africa”, warm, cheerful colours were chosen that in the author’s opinion reflect the character of the respective country. Strong, striking graphics form a unity with the expressive pictures.
Based on the book, a design language was also developed for the website providing background information on Maria’s journey. As a consequence, the book and its digital extension form a harmonious optical unit.