Australian illustration and designer, Ayla Marika, has just launched her brand new book, How Food is Made: An illustrated guide to how everyday food is produced. In her latest work Ayla demystifies how common processed foods are manufactured, using plain language and step-by-step entertaining graphics.
Researched and compiled over two years, How Food is Made answers the big questions of how processed food is created on an industrial scale. This is through using illustrations, infographics and simple language, the informative book guides readers through the entire process of how the most popular factory made foods such as sugar, coffee and chocolate are made, from raw ingredient to the final packaged product.
“How Food is Made is an invaluable and fascinating resource on how processed food is made for all educators, children, parents, and anyone that is in fact anyone curious about food.”
The contents of the book includes chapters on grains and starches (eg. pasta, potato chips and cereal), condiments (eg. salt, vinegar, mustard, yeast extract spread and soy sauce), dairy and oils (eg. yoghurt, cheddar cheese, margarine and butter) meat products (eg. bacon, hot dogs, fish fingers and eggs) plant proteins (eg. tofu, tempeh, peanut butter and vegan cheese) sweets (eg. liquorice, chewing gum and soft serve ice cream) and finally, beverages (eg. wine, beer, whisky, orange juice and even baby formula).
Inspiration for the book came from Ayla Marika’s desire to educate her daughter and young people from all across the globe on food production, in an era where youth and adults alike are overwhelmingly disconnected from the origin of the food they are eating, and how processed food is actually made.
“With almost 1,000 hand-drawn illustrations, I’ve covered 60 favourite foods… It presents the bare facts without bias to allow readers the freedom to form their own ideas about the food they choose to buy and eatAyla Marika
“My vision is to reduce confusion caused by food advertising, empower people to think differently about the food they eat, and spark conversations. There’s no other book like this in the world and I think it’s important that we educate ourselves and others on processed food and how the food we eat has been made.”
About Ayla Marika:
Author and artist Ayla Marika envisions her new book, How Food is Made, as meshing visual art with public advocacy, thereby producing an artwork of true public interest and relevance that has the power to spark positive change within the world.
To produce work of this style, Ayla Marika brings together both the knowledge and skills she has gained from a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and Advanced Diploma of Public Relations. Alya also has more than a decade’s experience in vocational education, marketing and business administration.
How Food is Made: An illustrated guide to how everyday food is produced is now available from online book retailers including; Amazon, Booktopia, Barnes & Noble, Fishpond and Apple Books. The paperback book retails for $32.99 AUD and the eBook retails for $17.99 AUD. Get reading today and learn more about the food you’re eating, and how processed foods are actually made. For more visit: http://howfoodismade.aylamarika.com/