SA-based culinary design agency, Studio H, has launched its 2023 100+ Flavours report which delves into the cross-cultural cuisines that make up South Africa’s immense and diverse culinary landscape.
“Through our ongoing consultation work and curation of projects over the years – mostly for food brands – we have identified an urgent need for comprehensive, accurate archiving of South African food knowledge,” says Hannerie Visser, Founder and Creative Director of Studio H.
100+ Flavours is the first report in a series, created in collaboration with celebrated food anthropologist, Dr Anna Trapido. The report highlights the major impact that colonialism, apartheid, poverty and dispossession have had on who consumes what, where and how often in South Africa. It also draws attention to the insightful social, economic, political, and psychological local stories that are infused into every spoon of soured sorghum ting and each bite of biltong.
“The aim of the report is not to draw up a definitive list of all foods for all times and all peoples, but rather to stimulate debate and whet appetites for further epicurean investigation,” says Anna.
The 100+ Flavours report can be purchased and downloaded on Studio H’s new online platform.