Papila’s Food History Project

We’ve never done something like this before, but with only 2 DAYS LEFT in their Kickstarter campaign, we felt compelled to dedicate this month’s contribution to Papila’s Food History Project.

We first started following the Spanish design studio, Papila in 2011 when they launched their ingenious Citrus Spray, the first cooking utensil that allows spraying citrus juice using it’s own fruit as the container. We love this product and use it at Pinch for our raw bar installations, specialty cocktail infusions and more!


So when we heard they were putting together an infographic food history book, we couldn’t help but be very curious. And boy are we excited to share this with you guys! The Papila team has designed a beautiful book about the history of food – and how its relationship with humans has evolved. Using icons and brief explanations, this book will teach you about the evolution of food up to the present day. You will get to know the landmarks in History and their location in time thanks to several timelines. Its original, and super visual format will help you learn different and new information about food and it will make you want to know more fun facts about different types of food.


Due to its simple and educational language, this book has been designed for all ages. Anyone will be able to look up the origin of many foods and how they have evolved throughout history.


Take a look at their teaser video:




TJ Girard is a sought-after food designer and creative consultant, celebrated for staging theatrical, interactive food + beverage experiences. She now resides in California where her creativity is solar powered! TJ writes the Design Milk column called Taste.