"Painting the Plate" by Felicity Souter
Art lovers with swoon for these 52 recipes inspired by great works of art by Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo, and many more. A one-of-a-kind cookbook that connects great art with the world of food. Felicity Souter delved into the lives of artists past and present, uncovering fascinating stories, eating habits, and cultural traditions. More than fifty masterpieces from an enormous array of genres and periods include works by Marina Abramović, Jean Michel Basquiat, Georgette Chen, Salvador Dalí, Jacob Lawrence, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock.
Sumptuous illustrations reveal a striking resemblance between recipe and artwork. An abstract Lee Krasner painting is transformed into a colorful mixed vegetable salad; an oval-shaped Barbara Hepworth sculpture into a crusty loaf of bread; a snowy Monet haystack into a sugar-dusted breakfast muffin; an Yves Klein sponge into an electric blue martini.
Aimed at cooks of all abilities, these recipes are themselves works of art, and will whet the creative appetites of readers and chefs alike.
Hardcover, 240 pages