In their British Food Misunderstood series, Ilka & Franz reinvent six of the most confusing British dishes. How would you imagine Black Pudding, Shortbread or Bubble and Squeak if you had no idea what they were? Ilka & Franz are both not British born, nor native speakers of English, so they tapped into their own food-related misconceptions from the time when they first moved to the UK. “Cream tea was pretty puzzling to me and for ages I thought mince pies had meat in them,” says Ilka.
Artists shot six still life images using set design, simple compositions and their signature saturated colour palette to create a head-scratching take on British cuisine.
Ilka & Franz  – Photography, Concept, Set Design, Food Styling, Post-Production
Sam Dixon – Food Styling (Cream Tea, Black Pudding)