Cook Beautiful By Athena Calderone
Book/Novel Author: Athena Calderone
Book/Novel Title: Cook Beautiful
The debut cookbook from Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon, with 100 seasonal recipes for meals as gorgeous as they are delicious. In Cook Beautiful, Athena reveals the secrets to preparing and presenting unforgettable meals. As the voice and curator behind EyeSwoon, an online lifestyle destination for food, entertaining, fashion, and interior design, Athena cooks with top chefs, hosts incredible dinners, and designs stunning tablescapes, while emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors. In her debut cookbook, she’s finally showing the rest of us how to achieve her impeccable yet approachable cooking style. Included are 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation—from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. Recipes include Grilled Zucchini Flatbread with Ramp-Pistachio Pesto, Charred Eggplant with Zaatar and Yogurt Tahini, Mezzi Rigatoni with Radicchio and Guanciale, Stewed Pork with Squash and Walnut Gremolata, Blood Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Bitters Glaze, and more. Organized by season, each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips. Cook Beautiful is where design meets food, where culinary tradition marries food styling, where home chefs become experts. These are luscious dishes to make for friends and family, with advice that will inspire you to create visually stunning, and still wholly delicious, culinary masterpieces.Read more
I’ve been eyeing this book for over a year and finally bought it. Everything in it is aesthetic. The recipes are all unique and not ones I could’ve come up with myself. If you want to impress your dinner guests with fancy food and long sounding complex foreign names this book is it. Overall, I think this is a great gift or a great book to have for yourself when you are cooking dinner for guests.
It is a lovely table top book.There are some nice recipes with beautiful photos.Just not what I really anticipated from the book.
The first two recipes were delicious. My family loves it. Cant go wrong with this book to try delicious healthy simple elegant meals.
My most favorite cookbook of all time. I have had for several years and it’s still the first book I reach for when friends are coming over. Every page is earmarked I had to go back through with sticky notes to mark my favorites. Love that it is broken down by season. Thank you for sharing your creative energy, talent and beautiful vision Athena. Please, when is the next one?