Over 100 of the most beautiful, influential and informative cookbooks of the past 300 years.
Compiled by a panel of experts in the fields of art, design, food and photography, Cookbook Book is an opus celebrating cookbooks of all shapes, sizes, languages and culinary traditions. From tried‐and‐true classics such as Larousse Gastronomique and Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child to surprising quirky choices such as The Mafia Cookbook and The Hawaiian Cookbook, each of these cookbooks has shaped, influenced or revolutionized home‐cooking in its own way. Includes translations and full recipes. The book features stand out, gorgeous photography and is essential for any collector of vintage cookbooks or for those that love food history.
About the Author
Florian Bohm (1969) is an artist and photographer who lives and works in Munich. His conceptual photographic observations examine the modern perception of everyday life and enable a new reading of our contemporary culture. He has exhibited his work at numerous international institutions including Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), Haus der Kunst (Munich) and Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain (Paris). Bohm’s publications as author or editor include ENDCOMMERCIAL, Reading the City (Hatje Cantz); KGID Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design (Phaidon) and Wait for Walk (Hatje Cantz).
Annahita Kamali (1984) is an art director and fashion designer who lives and works in Munich. In her research based projects she explores and recodes multiple forms of design, art and visual culture. In 2011 she founded the art publishing project FiledUnder.net, which has been presented at various galleries including: Michael Hoppen (London), f5.6 (Munich) and Ugo Ferranti (Rome), as well as in the concept stores Andreas Murkudis (Berlin), Colette (Paris), Dover Street Market(London) and PARK (Vienna) among others. She co‐edited the book Commedia dell’Arte – Couture Editions (Birkhauser).
"Cookbook Book is total foodie porn."—Goop
"Cookbook Book from Phaidon is a gorgeous coffee table hardcover perfectly for paging through when searching for recipe inspiration."—AM New York
"The ultimate compilation of recipes from the last 100 years."—Grazia.co.uk
"The ultimate visual guide to cookbooks and documents a cultural phenomena that has swept the world over... A fascinating survey of cookbooks and an essential addition to the library of keen cooks, cookbook collectors and designers."—Brand (China)