How gorgeous, we just had to share Felicity Souter's beautiful cookbook described as “the world’s most evocative recipe book” by TATLER.
It features 52 recipes developed to match 52 works of art - every one of them a masterpiece in design and taste! And each one shot on our simple marble backdrop to let the art shine.
Felicity @paintingtheplate is an artist, writer, and cook based in London.
'With a passion for blending the arts together, she believes good food should look as beautiful as it tastes and that every mouthful should be savoured like a work of art. She ultimately believes a great meal is defined by who shares it and regardless of the menu, she’s never happier than she is at the dinner table, with family, friends, and extra gratings of parmesan.'
© Patch Harvey Photography
This unique cookbook pairs artistic masterpieces with effortless recipes that will turn your dining room table into a feast for the eyes and the palate.
'Filled with gorgeous photography, high quality reproductions and fascinating anecdotes, this one-of-a-kind cookbook connects great art with the world of food. To create the recipes in this book Felicity Souter delved into the lives of artists past and present, uncovering fascinating stories, eating habits, and cultural traditions.'
'Each entry consists of an appetizer, main, side, dessert, or drink that visually echoes the artwork and reflects the culinary connection to its artist. 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.'
Beetroot-pickled eggs inspired by artist Judy Chicago
'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.
Easy enough for every day, and aimed at cooks of all abilities, these recipes are themselves works of art, and will whet the creative appetites of readers and chefs alike.'
Follow Felicity @paintingtheplate to see more of her brilliant recipes and how they compare to the art she took inspiration from.
Paint the plate is available to order now on Amazon.
Saffron and cardamom poached pears inspired by a Paul Cezanne painting