The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations by Artists Phaidon Editors, with an introduction by Massimo Bottura

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A unique exploration of the culinary imagination and creativity of a stellar array of international contemporary artists - a host of intriguing personal recipes shown through the artists' own words and images

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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
  • Pages: 288 pp
  • Illustrations: 300 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663315

Conceived and edited by Phaidon editors.

Massimo Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three Michelin star restaurant based in Modena, Italy. Massimo grew up in Modena and developed an interest in cooking from a young age after watching his mother, grandmother and aunt in the kitchen preparing family meals. In 1986 he left a law degree to open his first restaurant and subsequently went on to develop his love of food with stages for Alain Ducasse at Louis XV in Monte Carlo and Ferran Adriá at elbulli. He opened Osteria Francescana in 1995. He is the author of several bestselling cookbooks for Phaidon, including Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef.

'A visual and culinary delight.' - Fine Dining Lovers

'With an introduction by chef Massimo Bottura, this book brings together personal recipes (with fascinating doodles, paintings and iphone snaps) from more than 70 artists... Is it a cookbook or an artbook, asks Bottura. Both.' - Financial Times, How to Spend It

'A unique exploration of the culinary imagination and creativity of a stellar array of international contemporary artists.' - Design Milk

'Part cookbook and part art tome... there's something for everybody.' -Cool Hunting

'Visual humor runs throughout... [The Kitchen Studio] is more about ideas than recipes.' - Publishers Weekly

'Contemporary artists share and illustrate deeply personal recipes.' - Galerie

'Featuring recipes, rants, illustrations, and photographs... [the] spreads by each artist are as much self-portraits as they are recipes.' - Ocula

'Pleasurably dizzying, but absolutely inviting, reading experience.' - Stained Page News

'Whether you think cooking is an art or a craft, you'll snag a little inspiration from this book.' - Plate

'Indulge in a visual feast with Phaidon's irresistible pairing of fine art and food.' - Forbes

'For a creative holiday dinner, try these recipes.' - artnet

'The Kitchen Studio captures the artistic impulse to experiment - with food as the medium.' - Galleries West