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Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 181   

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Mina Stone: Cooking for Artists

Foreword by Urs Fischer, Gavin Brown. Introduction by Mina Stone.

A spread from <I>Cooking for Artists</I>.

Simple, fresh Greek cooking from Mina Stone

Chef Mina Stone has been cooking delicious lunches at Urs Fischer's Brooklyn-based art studio for the past five years and producing private gallery dinners in the New York art world since 2006. Cooking for Artists presents more than 70 of Stone's family-style recipes inspired by her Greek heritage and her love of simple, fresh, seasonal food. The book is designed by Fischer and includes drawings by Hope Atherton, Darren Bader, Matthew Barney, Alex Eagleton, Urs Fischer, Cassandra MacLeod, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt, Peter Regli, Josh Smith, Spencer Sweeney and Philippos Theodorides--all members of the community of artists that delights in Stone's cooking.

A spread from Cooking for Artists.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Blogazine

Cooking for Artists, a recently published book of her amazing food, presents more than seventy of Stone’s family-style recipes inspired by her Greek heritage and her love of simple, fresh, seasonal food. With beautiful color photography, the book is designed by Urs Fischer and includes drawings by Hope Atherton, Darren Bader, Matthew Barney, Alex Eagleton, Urs Fischer, Cassandra MacLeod, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt, Peter Regli, Josh Smith, Spencer Sweeney, and Philippos Theodorides — all members of the community of artists that delights in Stone’s cooking.

AnOther

Natalie Rigg

Cooking With Artists is a beautifully considered manifestation of Stone’s outlook and aesthetic. Containing forewords by Fischer and Brown, artworks by Cassandra MacLeod, Spencer Sweeney and Elizabeth Peyton, alongside concise recipes and photographs of Stone’s own family meals, the resulting tome feels inspired and authentically personal.

Milky Magazine

Mina Stone is the chef artists love.

VICE

The lines between art and cooking are blurred for chef Mina Stone [...] Cooking for Artists, published under Fischer's imprint Kiito-San, includes 70 of Stone's family-style recipes inspired by her Greek heritage and passion for fresh, delicious food. Stone and Fischer sat down with us to discuss the cookbook, what takes place around the lunch table in Fischer's studio, and why even junk food can be considered "perfect food."

Maimoun

“Cooking for Artists” has an undeniable ease in creation for the dishes outlined.

Museeum

Jessica Dang

Mina Stone’s simple and colorful cooking has besotted the palates of artists and art galleries such as Urs Fischer, Elizabeth Peyton, Gagosian Gallery, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprises. As a private chef to such luminaries, she has been given carte blanche to freely experiment in the kitchen to her heart’s desire and, through the process, discovered a singular style of cuisine of her own: modern healthful dishes that pay homage to her Greek heritage and look like works of art themselves on the table, from shaved vegetable salads to braised meats.

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Gregory Pappas

Renowned for the accessible conviviality of her menus, Stone is best known for her acclaimed 2015 book Cooking for Artists designed by artist Urs Fischer and featuring more than 70 of Stone’s family-style recipes alongside drawings by artists

Maywarble

The social aspect is also a focus, so it is apt that Greek cuisine is predominant. The generous warmth and convivial atmosphere is porous – these are dinner parties you wished you could have been invited.

Artnet

Tatiana Berg

Get This Book If You: love Milton Avery seascapes, aspire to a wardrobe full of Rachel Comey, dream of a the perfect Greek Island Airbnb, or throw a lot dinner parties where you swan around in caftans and insist your guests have another helping of the tzatziki...

Grubstreet

Robin Raisfield

Stone started private cheffing to support herself after fashion school but eventually dropped the dress designing for food full-time, establishing a niche in the art world by catering gallery dinners and as Urs Fischer’s in-studio cook. That job led to [her] book [Cooking for Artists] and to her next gig, as chef-partner of Mina’s at MoMA PS1.

New York Times: T Magazine

Thessaly La Force

Stone’s cookbook has become a kind of guide for me at home, not just as an introduction to Greek food but also on how to cook for guests without going over the top.

Time Out New York

Emma Orlow

Her simple-yet-nourishing style of cooking is well-suited to an era of homecooks confined largely to sprucing up their shelf-stable pantry items.

Fab Over Fifty

Geri Brin

Cooking for Artists, a 2015 journal documenting the recipes Mina created for non-stop gallery events, has done well and is sold in every major museum. Drawing on Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures – and adding her own spin as a New Yorker – Mina calls her dishes “simple and accessible, featuring ingredients you can get from your corner store.”

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/9/2015

Chef Mina Stone to Sign and Cook from 'Cooking for Artists' at As Of Now, LA

Chef Mina Stone to Sign and Cook from 'Cooking for Artists' at As Of Now, LA

Saturday, November 14 from 5-8PM, artworld chef Mina Stone will sign and make delicious samples from her acclaimed cookbook, Cooking for Artists at As Of Now, located in the A+D museum.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/23/2015

INTERVIEW with 'Cooking for Artists' author Mina Stone!

INTERVIEW with 'Cooking for Artists' author Mina Stone!

It's not often that we have a cookbook on our list, but right now we have one that is both a universal staff favorite and one of Bon Appétit's "Best of 2015!" Read on for a charming interview with author Mina Stone, house chef to a growing list of luminary artists and galleries initiated by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown's Enterprise about five years ago. Mina's joie de vivre is simply infectious, broadcasting from every page of this simple, realistic and yet strangely galvanizing book of recipes inspired by her Greek Yiayia's unselfconscious Mediterranean cooking. It's the perfect guide for healthy but but still lustful eating in the new year.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2019

Greek yiayia cooking for the next generation in Mina Stone's 'Cooking for Artists'

Greek yiayia cooking for the next generation in Mina Stone's 'Cooking for Artists'

Featured spreads are from Mina Stone's best-selling cookbook, Cooking for Artists—inspired by the food she grew up cooking with her Greek yiayia, and on display at her new cafe, Mina's, at MoMA PS1. One of our favorite Holiday Gift Books for Food Lovers, 2019, this volume presents the dishes Stone developed as chef to galleries and artists including Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Urs Fischer, among many others. "I was twenty-four years old and had no idea what I was getting into," Stone writes in her Introduction. "I was freshly out of art school with a BFA in fashion and my own small line of dresses. I started cooking to support myself while I tried to build my label, and—long story short—I realized I crawled into bed with cookbooks much more often than with Vogue. I was never formally trained. I learned mostly on my own, mostly from cooking shows (yes!), and mostly from my eighty-six-year-old Greek yiayia, who cooks every single day the most delicious food you've ever had. She taught me to boil potatoes before roasting them, to make them extra-crispy and soft. She taught me to add the bulk of the olive oil after the food was cooked for full flavor and health. She taught me how to make chickpeas meltingly tender and transform them into the best stew with only four ingredients. She taught me how to cook in order to please people—figuring out what they like and incorporating it into the dish at hand, making more than you need, and going the extra mile." continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/18/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Mina Stone: Cooking for Artists

BACK IN STOCK! Mina Stone: Cooking for Artists

We're celebrating Women's History Month with a new printing of Cooking for Artists, chef Mina Stone's truly wonderful cookbook—a first on our list. Filled with superb, uncomplicated recipes based on her Greek grandmother's elegant, homey repertoire and style, the book also bursts with outstanding, close-up food photography and candid shots of Stone and some of the artists she has cooked for as house chef to Gavin Brown's Enterprise and Urs Fischer, among others. The book also includes original artworks by many of the artists Stone has come to know and joyfully feed, including Rob Pruitt, whose "Studio Stew" (2014) is reproduced here. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/23/2015

INTERVIEW with 'Cooking for Artists' author Mina Stone!

INTERVIEW with 'Cooking for Artists' author Mina Stone!

It's not often that we have a cookbook on our list, but right now we have one that is both a universal staff favorite and one of Bon Appétit's "Best of 2015!" Read on for a charming interview with author Mina Stone, house chef to a growing list of luminary artists and galleries initiated by Urs Fischer and Gavin Brown's Enterprise about five years ago. Mina's joie de vivre is simply infectious, broadcasting from every page of this simple, realistic and yet strangely galvanizing book of recipes inspired by her Greek Yiayia's unselfconscious Mediterranean cooking. It's the perfect guide for healthy but but still lustful eating in the new year.
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