The Gourmand's Egg. A Collection of Stories & Recipes


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The Gourmand's Egg. A Collection of Stories & Recipes.

The Gourmand's Egg. A Collection of Stories & Recipes

TASCHEN's series with The Gourmand celebrates the link between food and art through original recipes and stories, richly illustrated with exclusive photography and historical artwork.



Poached, scrambled, boiled, whipped into a cocktail, transformed into a painting medium, thrown at an enemy's house. As the most striking of all paradoxes, the egg exists in happy suspension between humble household ingredient and ever-powerful source of life.

As one of the most enduring symbols in antiquity, eggs were used by the Romans to ward off evil spirits, were modeled as priceless artifacts for Russian nobility and were woven into Egyptian mythology. In the first installment of TASCHEN's series featuring cult favorite The Gourmand journal, we celebrate the link between food and culture in a visual and literary exploration of the powerhouse kitchen staple. A collection of original essays and archetypal recipes, from the perfect poach to artful desserts, celebrates the diversity of culinary traditions around the world.

The Egg of the Glutton. A Collection of Stories and Recipes is illustrated with exclusive commissions from acclaimed still-life photographers - equally lush, absurd, lurid, mouth-watering and unmistakably The Gourmand. The volume is complemented by works by titans of art history, including Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney and Man Ray, in addition to texts by chef, culinary writer and critic Ruth Reichl and writer and editor Jennifer Higgie, and many more. "In cooking - as in almost everything," Reichl said. "It all starts with an egg."

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Title: The Gourmand's Egg. A Collection of Stories & Recipes
Author: Ruth Reichl
Publisher: Taschen
Size: 200 x 279 x 49 mm
Size: 288 pages
Weight: 1283 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836585897



TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and bold world of striking coffee-table books on architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style and travel. Working closely with renowned creative partners, the company has published thousands of titles in dozens of languages. From the essential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector's...