The Sausage of the Future
The sausage is one of mankind’s first-ever designed food items and dates back as far as 3300 BCE. A paragon of efficient butchery, it was designed to make the most of animal protein in times of scarcity.
Today, the sausage remains a cornerstone of our food culture. England alone has over 470 different types of breakfast sausages, and in Germany there are even sausage laws, dictating specific rules for the making of sausages.
Now, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), we are facing a serious shortage of protein-rich-food. Meat, in particular, will be scarce. One reason for this is over-consumption: in today’s world, we simply consume too many animal products. Can we look to the sausage to provide a solution once again?
Carolien: ‘My work creates a bridge between science and food, using design as the medium. Food is fascinating because it is an ever-evolving substance. The sausage was invented over 5000 years ago and has been developed ever since. To me this is a true design object.’
Book ‘The Sausage of the Future’
33.287 words, 109 illustrations, 42 infographics, 26 photographs from 3 commissioned photographers and 10 future sausages.
Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1036543319/the-future-sausage