The Modern Art Cookbook (Hardcover)
Reaktion Books, 9781780231747, 300pp.
Publication Date: October 15, 2013
From the early moderns to the impressionists; from symbolists to cubists and surrealists; from the Beats to the abstractionists of the New York School, Mary Ann Caws surveys how artists and writers have eaten, cooked, and depicted food. She examines the parallels between the art of cuisine and the visual arts and literature, using artworks, diaries, novels, letters, and poems to illuminate the significance of particular ingredients and dishes in the lives of the world's greatest artists. In between, she supplies numerous recipes from these artists--including Ezra Pound's poetic eggs, Cezanne's baked tomatoes, and Monet's madeleines--alongside one hundred color illustrations and thought-provoking selections from both poetry and prose. A joyous and illuminating guide to the art of food, The Modern Art Cookbook is a feast for the mind as well as the palate.
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“Who wouldn’t want to taste Allen Ginsberg’s borscht, Frida Kahlo’s red snapper, or Cézanne’s baked tomatoes? Mary Ann Caws—a phenomenal writer, critic, translator, and curator of cultivated pleasures—has assembled an intoxicating mélange of reminiscences, art works, poems, and recipes. This savory compendium offers imaginative satisfactions of the highest order. I can’t wait to bake David Hockney’s strawberry cake!”