COOK BEAUTIFUL by Athena Calderone
Athena Calderone believes that food simply tastes better when it’s visually alluring and made with love. Most of us will agree from experience. As the voice and the curator behind EyeSwoon, Athena hosts amazing dinners, she cooks with top chefs, and designs stunning table settings, while also emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each and every dish with incredible flavors. In this stunning book she shares how we can achieve her impeccable yet approachable cooking through every season.
Few cookbooks for the home truly focus on the visual side of cooking, which is why dishes often don’t turn out like the picture. In this book, every recipe is accompanied by a “Swoon Tip,” in which she spills her secrets for making food look as good as it tastes! And each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, with specific table décor and also entertaining tips. The book includes 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from the prep to the presentation—from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. 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 visually stunning and delicious culinary masterpieces. A gorgeous gift.
-288 pages, hardcover