EAT • TING Lose Weight, Gain Health, Find Yourself
AUTHORS Mpho Tshukudu & Anna Trapido
PUBLISHER Quivertree Publications
PHOTOGRAPHY Craig Fraser
FOOD STYLING Caro Alberts
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Libby Doyle
BOOK DESIGN + COVER COLLAGE Amy-Jean Hahndiek
Eat Ting is not a diet book. Rather, it will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and wellbeing. Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido offer healthy eating solutions based on traditional southern African food, and modern versions of timehonoured favourites. From gluten-free sorghum flapjacks to salads featuring low-GI, ancient grains, this book is all about great-tasting South African superfoods. Find out how to cook foraged traditional greens and explore new takes on nose-to-tail eating. How about a modernised tshidzimba with oven-roasted tomatoes? Or an updated inhloko with spiced pumpkin salad? Perhaps a comforting bowl of classic mofokotso? It’s all here, plus many more innovative, delicious dishes that are very good for you too.
Why I enjoyed working on Eat Ting:
This was the highlight of my time as an in-house creative at Quivertree Publications. The content pushed me out of my food comfort zone, and encouraged me to genuinely explore local South African food cultures. Anna & Mpho are so knowledgeable!
I also enjoyed working more holistically on the project, participating in and directing some of the styling choices on both the food and photography used on the front cover.
The cover is a constructed image, all the elements are separate and I was tasked with retouching and combining them to tell a visual story. it was fun to experiment with montage in a new way.
Design is a process, and the preparatory work on this project was truly phenomenal, with all possible visual avenues explored and considered in order to create the final product.