Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

Review: Olafur Eliasson – Experience

In his latest collaboration with Phaidon, Olafur Eliasson has created the most comprehensive collection of his portfolio to date. To pigeonhole Eliasson as an installation artist is to do him a disservice; his work is kaleidoscopic is scale, medium, and thought. The Icelandic landscape is where the Icelandic-Danish artist awoke to the idea of perception…

The Mezze Cookbook

The Mezze Cookbook

Food is central to Middle Eastern hospitality. From Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Turkey, across to Syria and Iraq, no matter day or night, invited or unexpected, feeding a guest is a must be it a full meal or small mezze dishes. In her latest book, the James Beard award winning author and food writer, Salma…

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Out September 3rd, Where to Drink Beer is the latest in Phaidon’s highly successful ‘Where to…’ guides – previous editions include guides to restaurants, pizza, cocktails and coffee. Their success is thanks in the main to their being second to none in the quality and depth of places they list. Where to Drink Beer has…

Cuba: The Cookbook

Cuba: The Cookbook

Could there be a more timely cookbook to reflect the changing geopolitical realities of the real world? Well possibly, if there was one on the food of North Korea, but in lieu of this culinary pamphlet/manuscript, Phaidon’s Cuba: The Cookbook is certainly it, and what a world it reveals. Since the beginning of normalisation with…

Japan: The Cookbook

Japan: The Cookbook

Conspicuously absent from the collection until now, this beautiful faux bamboo covered book is the latest in the growing line of Phaidon’s national cuisine cookbooks. Three years in the making, Japan: The Cookbook is finally here. Complete with 400 plus recipes divided into 15 different food types, the book brings to a wider audience the…