Published by FUEL Publishing. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Text by Olga and Pavel Syutkin.
As the Soviet Union struggled along the path to communism, food shortages were commonplace, and both Party authorities and Soviet citizens had to apply every ounce of ingenuity to maximize often-inadequate resources. The stories and recipes contained in the CCCP Cook Book reflect these turbulent times: from basic subsistence meals consumed by the average citizen (like okroshka, a cold soup made with the fermented beverage kvass) to extravagant banquets held by the political elite (suckling pig with buckwheat), with a scattering of classics (beef stroganoff) in between. Each recipe is introduced with a historical story or anecdote from the period, and illustrated using images sourced from original Soviet recipe books collected by the authors, food historians Olga and Pavel Syutkin. Many of the sometimes extraordinary-looking pictures depict dishes whose recipes used unobtainable ingredients, placing them firmly in the realm of "aspirational" fantasy for the average Soviet household. In their content and presentation, the recipes and illustrations act as windows into the cuisine and culture of the era. CCCP Cook Book offers an illustrated history of Soviet cuisine told through the stories and popular recipes from the period. The book contains 60 recipes from the Soviet period, including such delicacies as aspic, borscht, caviar and herring, by way of bird's milk cake and pelmeni.
Published by La Fábrica. Text by Emmanuel Guigon, Androula Michael, Claustre Rafart i Planas, Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, Jean-Paul Morel, Cécile Godefroy, Marie-Laure Bernadac, Jèssica Jaques Pi, Christine Piot, Peter Read, Coline Zellal, Émilie Bouvard.
This gorgeous hardcover is the perfect gift for lovers of food and art
Lessons on Food, Life and Photography with Beaumont Newhall
Published by Radius Books. Text by David Scheinbaum, Malin Wilson-Powell, Amy Conger, Christopher Rocca, Jeanne Adams, Milton Esterow, Diana Edkins, Stuart Ashman, Elizabeth Glassman, Thomas Barrow, Mary Alinder, Bill Jay.
One evening in 1956 our friend Andrew Wolf burst into our house in Rochester with the startling news that he had bought a weekly suburban paper,The Brighton-Pittsford Post. He explained that he planned to report local news and publish columns on a variety of subjects, such as reviews of the theater, concerts, motion pictures and cooking. "You’ll be the food editor," he told me! "What! I can’t do that!" "Why not? I know you can write because I like to read it. You can cook well, because I like to eat it."--Beaumont Newhall, Focus: Memoirs of a Life in Photography, 1993.
Often referred to as the “Father of Photographic History,” the legendary curator and critic Beaumont Newhall was known by his intimate circle--which included Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among many others--as a great chef and a gracious host. This beautifully designed volume, with images printed in deluxe duotones, contains a key selection of articles and recipes culled from "Epicure Corner," Newhall’s weekly column for The Brighton-Pittsford Post, which appeared in the Rochester, New York, newspaper from 1956 to 1969. The columns are accompanied by a selection of photographs by the “Newhall Circle”--including Adams, Weston and Cartier-Bresson, among many other twentieth-century photographic luminaries.
Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993) was an influential curator, art historian, writer and photographer. His classic The History of Photography, published by The Museum of Modern Art in 1949, remains one of the most significant books in the field. In 1940, Newhall became the first director of MoMA’s Photography Department. He served as Curator of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House from 1948 to 1958, then as its Director from 1958 to 1971. While at the Eastman House, Newhall was responsible for amassing one of the greatest photographic collections in the world.
Published by Skira Paris. By Yves Pinard. Foreword by Paul Bocuse.
With a foreword by Michelin three-star chef Paul Bocuse, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates culinary-themed artwork with insightful text and recipes by the Grand Louvre’s chef Yves Pinard. A vital element of daily life and one of the great pleasures of the world, food in all its guises has been exalted in works of art for centuries. With a foreword by Paul Bocuse, this volume serves up a smorgasbord of culinary-themed art—from fruit baskets to sumptuous banquet scenes to images of the hunt and still-life paintings. Yves Pinard, head chef of the Grand Louvre restaurant, provides animated commentary of forty works from the renowned museum and includes a sampling of his own recipes inspired by the paintings. Details from masterpieces such as Chardin’s jar of olives and Delacroix’s succulent lobsters are complemented by opulent feasts presented against the backdrop of lavish interiors or a simple peasant meal in the countryside. From ancient Greek and Egyptian carvings to nineteenth-century oil paintings, each work is accompanied by a concise text illuminating its historical and cultural context, delivered in a lighthearted and playful tone.
Paul Bocuse has been awarded three Michelin stars continuously since 1965. He is the author of many books, including Bocuse in Your Kitchen (Flammarion, 2008). Yves Pinard is head chef at the Grand Louvre at the Louvre. He is a member of l’Académie Culinaire de France and author of several books on the relationship between art and food.
Published by The Drawing Center. Text by Richard Hamilton. Interview by Brett Littman.
This publication accompanies the first major museum exhibition in the world to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. His complex body of work positions the drawing medium as both a philosophical tool--used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning and signification--as well as a physical object--used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation within the kitchen. Emphasizing the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity, the book features an interview between Ferran Adrià and Brett Littman, and also includes a reprint of the artist Richard Hamilton’s essay about the relationship of food to contemporary art and Adrià’s participation in Documenta 12 that first appeared in Food for Thought: Thought for Food (2009).