Chopped Stease

Chopped Stease

Chopped Stease excerpted from Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen by Jon Gray. Photography by Nayquan Shuler and Joshua Woods.

Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen by Jon Gray

Part cookbook. Part manifesto. Created with big Bronx energy, Black Power Kitchen combines 75 mostly plant-based, layered-with-flavour recipes with immersive storytelling, diverse voices, and striking images and photographs that celebrate Black food and Black culture, and inspire larger conversations about race, history, food inequality, and how eating well can be a pathway to personal freedom and self-empowerment.

Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen is the first book from the Bronx-based culinary collective, and it does for the cookbook what Ghetto Gastro has been doing for the food world in general—disrupt, expand, reinvent, and stamp it with their unique point of view. Ghetto Gastro sits at the intersection of food, music, fashion, visual arts, and social activism. They’ve partnered with Nike and Beats by Dre, designed cookware sold through Williams-Sonoma and Target, and won a Future of Gastronomy award from the World’s 50 Best. (more…)

Bacon Butty

Bacon Butty

Bacon Butty excerpted from Is This A Cookbook?: Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Bluementhal. Photography by Haarala.

Is This A Cookbook?: Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal

Well, it’s full of Heston’s typically marvellous recipes like pea and ham soup-in-a-sandwich and bacon and egg porridge, popcorn chicken and (r)ice cream. But in Heston’s kitchen, to cook is to embark on a journey of quantum gastronomy: exploring the palate, feeding the inner child, and plunging headfirst through the plate and into the soul.

Each of the 70 simple, straightforward recipes is accompanied by Heston’s stories, insights, and hacks, turning each cooking session into a journey―and revealing a whole world of culinary possibilities and fresh perspectives.

Brought to life by the incredible illustrations by Dave McKean, Heston’s long-term collaborator and one of the greatest illustrators at work today, Is This A Cookbook? is the next best thing to having Heston as your sous-chef. (more…)