Cross-cultural culinary appreciation
Taipei, 2016: To celebrate Taipei's status as World Design Capital 2016, Alice Wang Design Studio invited Bompas & Parr to lend a British twist to the traditional night market experience.
Inspired by the night markets of Taipei, and showcasing the humble sausage as an internationally recognised and universally appreciated sultan of savour, the result was Sausage Social, a two-day epic sausage-sampling odyssey at the Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei.
The installation, which fused the flavours, aesthetics and stories of Taiwanese and UK culture, began with a sausage gambling game based on the Taiwanese tradition of Xi Ba La fused with English pub game Pass the Pigs. In another corner of the ‘market’ guests played sausage darts for a slice of hypnotic hybrid sausage (a brand new sausage designed for World Design Capital 2016).
For the first time in history we charted the evolution of sausage in a family tree – showing the growth of sausages from antiquity to today. On the walls hung regal sausage portraits of some of the more powerful players from the sausage family tree.