August 12th COVER Books Atlanta hosted a party for South x Southeast photo magazine‘s Fifth Birthday . We were also celebrating the publication of The Photographer’s Cookbook. We invited guests to share a favorite recipe – and some even prepared and brought the dish itself! Delicious birthday cupcakes were washed down with Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières “Gris de Gris” Rosé. A good time was had by all! And our gift to you is the sharing of these wonderful recipes!
And, if you don’t already know about it … The Photographer’s Cookbook, food-related photographs alongside famous photographer’s favorite recipes, was begun in 1977 by Deborah Barsel, who was at that time assistant registrar at George Eastman House (as the George Eastman Museum was then known). Over a couple of years the images and recipes trickled in and were stored in a box aptly named “Photo Cookbook”. However, Basel left the museum before the book was complete and so it sat, in a box, on a shelf, for 35 years. Lisa Hostetler of the Eastman Museum discovered this box and, along with Aperture’s senior editor Denise Wolff, compiled an intimate peek into these photographer’s kitchens, tastes, and skills. I’m torn between William Eggleston’s Cheese Grits Casserole (with Velveeta, of course, after all this was the ’70s) and Imogen Cunningham’s Borscht. I’m certain they’ll satisfy my craving for the “old days” when I was just learning about cooking and photography.
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Please click on the recipes and images to enlarge. – thank you! And enjoy!
Walnut (or Pecan) Salad in Endive by Beate Sass
Leg of Lamb, Southern Style by Lucinda Bunnen
Blueberry Flummery by Wendy Barringer
Chocolate Pecan Pie by Judy Lampert
Mother’s Recipes…..Mama’s Pound Cake (Gene Dale Beddingfield Sutton) by Dale Niles, and Mother’s C’s Carrot Cake by Donna Thompson
The Gang’s All Here!
Kodachrome Red Roasted Peppers by Peter Bahouth
All of my childhood photos are in 3D, the result of a brief period when an amateur photographer like my father could purchase a stereo camera and send the exposed Kodachrome slide film to Kodk for processing. Viewed in the Bakelite devices designed for the medium, the backlit images were intimate and compelling, and the illusion of depth enhanced the feeling of “being there…
Drain well, but do not rinse, a jar or two of Mancini’s Roasted Red Peppers. Cut peppers into smaller pieces with scissors. Let dry briefly. Add good olive oil. chopped garlic, and chopped Italian parsley. add salt and pepper. serve with pita bread.
Okra Cakes by Food Stylist Gloria Smiley
Quinoa and Rice Bowl with Kale, Kimchi and Eggs by Matthew Rond and Jenny Parks
Breakfast Biscuits by Jack Deese
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