1.31.2011

Beekman Cookbook Preview

This October, our Fabulous Beekman Boys (Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell) will release their first cookbook, filled with seasonal recipes, most of which were developed at their farm in Sharon Springs, New York, using only their best homegrown ingredients. To accompany the recipes, Brent and Josh asked brilliant photographer Paulette Tavormina to illustrate the book. Deep, painterly and teeming with the vitality only an artist could convey, Paulette's photographs give the book a rich sense of style that is a unique and refreshing departure from the standard cookbook. Brent says, "We were tired of all the cookbooks using the same old overlit, soft-focus photography. It was time to shake it up a bit." Paulette tells me she just finished shooting all the recipes for the book and says it was intense but fun. Below is a preview of some of Paulette's amazing work that will appear in the cookbook. You can see more by clicking here. They are truly works of art!


11 comments:

Andrea said...

looks like a gorgeous book!

Brent and Josh said...

Hi, Andrew

The BEST part of The Heirloom Cookbook by Beekman 1802 is that it leaves pages where you can record your family's own heirlom recipes. The book is designed to be passed from one generation of cooks in a family to the next

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Wow! What an excellent feature! I'm going to love it, I can tell.

Paulette Tavormina said...

The best part of photographing it.... was tasting all the delicious food...scrumptious!

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Mmm! I bet!

Anonymous said...

is there a calorie count? Do the foods focus on solid fats and red meats, salts and sugar yum o photographer what about a dietitian

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Andrew,

OMG!!! I am going to love this book!
These photos are so tantalizing...


~ Gabriela ~

Traci said...

Thank you for introducing me to the Beekman boys. They are amazing!

Nadine C said...

Can not wait! Photos look like oil paintings! Fabulous. I have been using their soap, which I love.

hortus2 said...

The food and the photos look incredible! When will we be able to order directly from Beekman??! I am longing to get some of their stuff -- I just might have to go down there myself!
Ailsa in Canada

Snippets/Sarah said...

Very interesting article. I am trying my hand at food photography and its good to see what new things the professionals are doing. I've never paid attention before, but now that I am trying to photograph food, it is so difficult! Thanks for the post.