Food Design Books

  1. Face Food - The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes

    Face Food: The Visual Creativity of Japanese Bento Boxes

    All across Japan, parents come up with unique ways to bring attention to their children's lunch boxes. And what better way to make children eat than to turn their midday meals into a cartoon? With Face Food, Christopher D Salyers documents the very real phenomenon of crafting food into visually creative and appealing forms, such as Pikachu, Daraemon and Cindarella, bringing health, heart and imagination to the bento box.

  2. Eating Architecture

    Eating Architecture

    The contributors to this highly original collection of essays explore the relationship between food and architecture, asking what can be learned by examining the (often metaphorical) intersection of the preparation of meals and the production of space. In a culture that includes the Food Channel and the knife-juggling chefs of Benihana, food has become not only an obsession but an alternative art form.

  3. Eat Me - Successful Seductive Food Packaging

    Eat Me: Successful Seductive Food Packaging

    Eat Me showcases the most delectable international food packaging graphic design: from designer lines such as Phillipe Starck's bottle watter to the pop kitsch of Japanese sweet wrappers, and from super-branded icons to in house lines and own brands. Eat Me features insights from professionals working within food-packaging graphic design, and essays exploring the practical and psychological issues governing successful work. It also takes three international design groups working in the field as case studies for in-depth analysis, following the designers through the process, from brief to launch.