Abrams Books

Cook Beautiful

$ 40.00

This James Beard Award Winner from Athena Calderone, is a spectacularly beautiful cookbook 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 finally shows 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.

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.

288 pgs
8 x 10"

About the AuthorAthena Calderone is an entrepreneur, interior designer, author, and blogger (fashion, lifestyle, and food). She says she began the lifestyle website EyeSwoon to showcase her interior design work and explore the beauty and delicacy of everyday living. 

In addition to working on her own culinary recipes and designs, Calderone also collaborates with other influencers, such as prominent designers, chefs, bloggers, editors, actors, and models, to provide insight into the creative processes while creating recipes and designs.

Her work has also been featured in notable publications such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart, Goop, and Elle Decor. 

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