If the content of these books is as fantastic as the design, I think they just might be the push that transports me from being someone who tends to read about food prep. out of necessity, to one who could savor the food conversation as much as the meal or the rainbow binding of this set in my kitchen.
Designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith (also the master mind behind the gorgeous new clothbound classics from Penguin) designed the books with inspiration from ceramic tile representative of each era highlighted. She also worked closely with picture editor Samantha Johnson and lettering artist Stephen Raw. Judging from the outcome of this set, they certainly make quite the team.
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