The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations by Artists, published by Phaidon, invites the reader to explore kitchens of more than 70 well-known artists, who all approach cooking with extraordinary creativity. Each artist presents one meaningful recipe with their own illustration – the end result is a unique combination of culinary and art. The introduction is written by Massimo Bottura from the three Michelin-star restaurant Osteria Francescana.
Creativity doesn’t stop at an artist’s studio door – for many, it continues into the kitchen. For the first time, more than 70 artists, including Ghada Amer, Jimmie Durham, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Subodh Gupta, Nikolai Haas, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Dorothy Iannone, Ragnar Kjartansson, John Lyons, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Party, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tiffany Sia, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, and others, have been invited to share and illustrate a recipe of their own. These are either the best culinary concoctions they have ever invented, or an especially meaningful dish. The result is an exciting range of contributions spanning all manner of meals and drinks, both savory and sweet, from around the globe, brilliantly brought to life by a wealth of sketches, photographs, collages, paintings, and personal snaps. Many of the culinary creations included are achievable by adventurous home cooks, but the pages include an incredibly diverse array of dishes from the conceptual to the personal, the elaborate to the simple, the sweet to the savory, and from the serious to the funny to the downright bizarre. With an introduction by the globally celebrated chef and art enthusiast Massimo Bottura, this is an intriguing and entertaining gift for food lovers and contemporary art enthusiasts alike.