Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fresh Find | Penguin Books Great Food series

I am a collector of cookbooks and among my collection are memoirs that found themselves centered on food somehow. It should be no surprise that when I found out back in April 2011 that Penguin Books (in the UK) released a series entitled Great Food, a collection of twenty previously published titles with each of their covers redesigned by Coralie Bickford-Smith, running the color spectrum with "its striking and elegant" prints of whimsy on the covers and their respective spines. Some of the books are "tasters from the best-known of our cooks and food writers," while some of these books "aim to reintroduce the forgotten cooks of the past." Titles include works by Brillat-Savarin, Alice B. Toklas, Alice Waters, Calvin Trillin, Artusi, Alexander Dumas, and M. F. K. Fisher.

Unfortunately, the collection is abbreviated here in the United States (only about five books), so acquiring the entire collection may pose to be difficult, but look at those beautifully arranged book spines, all waiting to be opened, cracked, and cooked from! Where there's a will, there's a way! :P

Penguin Books
Great Food box set
Price point: $12 per book here (US only), £140 for the entire set here (UK only).



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