The debut cookbook from Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon, 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's finally showing 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. Recipes include Grilled Zucchini Flatbread with Ramp-Pistachio Pesto,Charred Eggplant with Zaatar and Yogurt Tahini, Mezzi Rigatoni with Radicchio and Guanciale, Stewed Pork with Squash and Walnut Gremolata, Blood Orange Bundt Cake with Orange Bitters Glaze, and more. 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, and 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.
Calderone is routinely featured in major media outlets like Vogue, Food & Wine, and
Harper’s Bazaar, and works with luxury brands like Club Monaco, Estée Lauder, Tiffany
& Co., and West Elm.
Through EyeSwoon, Calderone regularly cooks with top chefs like Dan Kluger, Justin
Smillie, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and more. Celebrity food photographer Johnny Miller captures impeccably plated food alongside inspiring lifestyle photography.
The first cookbook from Athena Calderone, creator of EyeSwoon, with 100 recipes for
meals as gorgeous as they are delicious.