The Artist's Palate

The Artist's Palate

by Frank Fedele, Mario Batali
     
 
A stunning cookbook, suitable for the coffee table as well as the kitchen counter, The Artist's Palate contains an unprecedented collection of favorite recipes from some of the most famous international artists throughout history — from Michelangelo, Henri Matisse, and Mary Cassatt to Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. Featuring over 125 recipes from

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A stunning cookbook, suitable for the coffee table as well as the kitchen counter, The Artist's Palate contains an unprecedented collection of favorite recipes from some of the most famous international artists throughout history — from Michelangelo, Henri Matisse, and Mary Cassatt to Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. Featuring over 125 recipes from 89 great artists, and accompanied by more than 150 photographs of the artists and their work, family snapshots, artworks, documents, and memorabilia, this book offers a unique look at the private lives and appetites of some of the world's most creative personalities.

Recipes were created by 13 star chefs, including Mario Batali and Ming Tsai; André Soltner; Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and David Bouley.

Author Biography: Frank Fedele has worked with international artists for over 35 years, including Chaim Gross, Larry Rivers, and Christo. From 1981 to 1994 he was the owner of Frank Fedele Fine Arts, in New York City and St. Maarten; in 1994 he organized the Arts for Humanity Foundation, a fundraising group for select charities around the world.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This unusual book teaches art history from an intriguing perspective-that of the kitchen. Fedele, who owned a gallery in New York City for many years, selected some 90 artists, from Leonardo da Vinci to Salvador Dali to contemporary names working today, and presents their favorite foods or, in some cases, dishes or menus inspired by their work. Well-known chef Mario Batali, for example, devised a halibut recipe based on a "grocery list" written (and illustrated) by Michelangelo on the back of a letter. Something of a scrapbook/portfolio, the book also includes reproductions of artworks, photographs, and historical background and anecdotes contributed by curators and others in the art world, as well as reminiscences and notes from many of the artists themselves. This will appeal to cooks with an interest in the arts, of course, but even more so to art history students and scholars. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789477682
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.78(d)

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