The rich taste and irresistible aroma of espresso has in recent years won adherents from far beyond the realm of the European-style cafes in which it was first introduced to Americans. Weaving together evocative photographs, poems, and literary musings, Sara Slavin and Karl Petzke have created a unique portfolio of images highlighting the potent presence of espresso as a small but essential luxury in everyday life. Including 24 recipes for espresso drinks and simple dishes made with espresso, this beautiful volume offers a romantic, sumptuous paean to the pleasures of coffee in its purest form.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Karl Petzke is the co-author, with Sara Slavin, of the award-winning book Espresso and is the photographer for Pears (both from Chronicle Books).
Sara Slavin is an art director and stylist who collaborates with photographers, designers, and publishers on editorial projects throughout the country. She has co-authored numerous books, including Espresso and The Art of the Bath (both published for Chron
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pure food porn. Lots of photographs, some excerpts from various works of literature that mention coffee, and a smattering of information about coffee in general. The recipes are the most detailed bit of the book, and range from the interesting (Duck Breast with Prunes and Espresso) to the expected (Chocolate-Espresso Torte) to the odd (Toasted Espresso Nuts). One peeve ¿ the word ¿espresso¿ is used with religious fervor in places where the word ¿coffee¿ would be used normally. So it's ¿espresso beans¿, not ¿coffee beans¿, and so on ¿ it did start to grate a bit.The other thing to keep in mind is that this is a small format book ¿ 230 mm x 140 mm. So it's not the typical coffee-table offering. You can't leave it lying around, artfully opened to a particular page. Verdict? Nice, but a little lite. An addition to your coffee porn collection, not a book to pour over again and again.