Museum Bookstore The Modern Art Cookbook

The Modern Art Cookbook

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'Captivating images of works by Mary Cassat and Gustav Klimt are partnered with recipes used by Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, amounting to the perfect gourmet tour through art history.' - Huffington Post

Picasso’s sangria, Emily Dickinson’s gingerbread, Frida Kahlo’s red snapper, and other delectable delights from beloved artists and writers.

The Modern Art Cookbook looks at how both great and lesser-known modern artists, writers and poets ate, cooked, depicted and wrote about food. Beyond artworks and recipes, the work also includes diary entries, poems, and bits of correspondence that illuminate art’s long love affair with food. Buy a copy to learn to cook Monet’s madeleines and understand why Cezanne had a penchant for drawing potatoes. 

Details
  • Author: Mary Ann Caws
  • Pages: 256 pages | 112 colour and 7 black and white Illustrations 
  • Date published: March 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1780239132 - Paperback
              978-1780231747 - Hardcover
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 16.9 cm
Reviews

'The marriage of lookery and cookery is beguiling: the total effect is mouth-watering." - Times Literary Supplement

'Mouthwatering. . . . Captivating images of works by Mary Cassat and Gustav Klimt are partnered with recipes used by Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, amounting to the perfect gourmet tour through art history. Beyond artworks and recipes, the work also includes diary entries, poems, and bits of correspondence that illuminate art's long love affair with food. You'll not only learn to cook Monet's madeleines but you'll understand why Cezanne had a penchant for drawing potatoes. If visions of abstract paintings and juicy roasted vegetables are dancing in your head already, we don't blame you.'
- Huffington Post

'It's the rare artist who doesn't occasionally make the antics of the kitchen the subject of a work or two. But far from offering a dry review of that phenomenon or a delicious-looking but unfulfilling cocktail book of plates, Surrealism scholar Mary Ann Caws has assembled a collection of artists' personal writings, from diary entries to poetry, to examine the connection between art and paintings in The Modern Art Cookbook' 
- Art and Auction

'Try Cézanne's pears and quinces with honey or Roy Lichtenstein's roast fillet of beef. Less a kitchen book than a feast for the eyes'
- Country Life

'A veritable smorgasbord of strange and often charming details' - 
ARTnews

'The best thing about this beautifully packaged book is the lavish quantity of coloured plates: still lives and drawings, the odd photograph, some familiar, others not, all of them of food. . . . [Caws] has paired pictures and recipes in the most imaginative way. . . . A visual feast to salivate over.' 
- Evening Standard

"Not a cookbook for those who like precise measurements and step-by-step guides, this book provides instead a rich fund of anecdotes and recipes, mined from the notebooks and journals of writers and artists who also liked to cook. Picasso's charlotte au chocolat, Cézanne's knockout bitter orange wine, David Hockney's strawberry cake and Roy Lichtenstein's grilled bass all figure here, illustrated by their own or other artists' pictures."--Tel


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