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Foodscape, 2009

A Swiss-Chinese Intercultural Encounter about the Culture of Food



Foodscape is a collection of texts and photographs created during an intercultural encounter about the history and culture of food on a 14-day literary & artistic exchange trip for Swiss authors and artists to China, and vice versa, for Chinese authors to Switzerland. During workshops, readings and public discussions, a linguistic and sensual approach made it possible to experience what is otherwise mutually foreign.


In 2010, Foodscape won the World Gourmand Foodbook Award for Best Chinese Cuisine Book at the Paris Gourmand Book Fair. The Jury awarded the book for its beautiful photography, great design, and innovative concepts.


With black and white photographs by Xu Pei-wu 

and colour and documentary photographs by Martin Zeller.

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