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The artists' and writers' cookbook : a collection of stories with recipes
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171 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Inspired by a book from 1961, The (original) Artists' & Writers' Cookbook included recipes from the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Marianne Moore, and Harper Lee. This new, vibrantly illustrated version includes stories and recipes from Anthony Doerr, Leanne Shapton, Joyce Carol Oates, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein, Ed Ruscha, Neil Gaiman, Edwidge Danticat, Aimee Bender, Gregory Crewdson, James Franco, Francesca Lia Block, Swoon, Nelson DeMille, Rick Moody and Laurel Nakadate, Nikki Giovanni, T.C. Boyle, Lev Grossman, Roz Chast, Heidi Julavits, Marina Abramović, Curtis Sittenfeld, Julia Alvarez, and many others.


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Inspired by a book from 1961, the original Artists' & Writers' Cookbook included brief anecdotes and recipes from the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Marianne Moore and Harper Lee. This new, illustrated version includes essays with recipes from Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Marina Abramovic, Nelson DeMille, T.C. Boyle, Ed Ruscha, Aimee Bender, Sanford Biggers, Alice Hoffman, Gregory Crewdson, Edwidge Danticat, John Currin, Paul Muldoon, Francesca Lia Block, Anthony Doerr, Heidi Julavits, Padgett Powell, Leanne Shapton, James Franco and many others.

Author Notes

Natalie Eve Garrett is an artist, writer, and editor who likes to cook. Her work can often be seen on The Hairpin. A graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design, Natalie lives in a town just outside DC and along the Potomac River with her husband and two children.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Inspired by a copy of 1961's Artists' and Writers' Cookbook, which featured stories and recipes from Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Harper Lee, editor Garrett set off to create a modern version, soliciting recipes and stories from over 60 writers and artists such as Ruth Reichl, Rick Moody, Alice Hoffman, and T.C. Boyle. The entries range from the fanciful (Neil Gaiman's "Coraline's Cheddar Cheese Omelet" is an ode to one of his most famous characters) to the somber and practical, such as Joyce Carol Oates' "Recipe in Defiance of Grief," a simple omelet of eggs, onion, and smoked salmon accompanied by a tender essay on loss. As for the recipes themselves, some are painfully simple (James Franco sings the praises of the humble PB&J) while others, such as Padgett Powell's recipe for gumbo, require thought and planning. Each entry is accompanied by a short biography, allowing readers to discover new authors and writers. Whether readers walk away with a new appreciation for proper pizza crust (courtesy of James Siena) or eagerness to dig into the works of Peter Ho Davies or Paul Muldoon, they're sure to appreciate the thoughtful curation of this most unusual cookbook. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.