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Great food, great story, great look!,
This review is from: In at the Deep End (Paperback)
Jake Tilson's first book "A Tale of 12 Kitchens" won plaudits from the critics, both for its recipes and the wonderful presentation. This book is equally beautiful, with matt photographs, a wonderful use of fonts, great collages of all sorts of artefacts and the background design to pages that enhances the writing without interfering. He is multi-talented, being an artist, photographer, designer and cook and Quadrille have served him well in this book.
It tells the story of a former fish-hater determined to overcome his fear and his journeys to discover fish recipes from all over the world. Each chapter - Italy, Sweden, Scotland, NYC, Australia, Japan and London - has a good introduction, followed by several recipes and more essays, with photographs and sketches on every page. Recipes include:
Bigoli with clams,
Sprat stack (with aubergines)
and many others from the countries that they visited.
The index is clearly set out , with headings in bold and he gives fascinating details of the typography used.
This is not a book for the minimalist - he is so generous in his sharing of beauty and quirkiness - but for those who enjoy a multi-faceted approach, great design and good recipes as well as a fascinating story, it is made for you!