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  • By cd
    Aug 6, 2009
    "Art On A Plate" I received my book and I LOVE IT!! Charlene
  • By Robert Sloan
    Jul 13, 2009
    "Art on a Plate has No-Fail Recipes!" I'm not a good cook. I'm several steps below "dummy" in the kitchen. I'm the sort of man who does recipes like the one I contributed to this cookbook, "Nuked Potatoes." If you hate even going in the kitchen and you're not sure what those things with peelings on are, this cookbook has recipes even you can handle. If you enjoy the fancy interesting things marked Expert in cookbooks, you're in for a delightful surprise. Because of who wrote it. Artists. Yes. Artists who draw and paint ACEOs, miniature artworks that you can collect on a working person's budget without having a house the size of the Guggenheim. Why is this important? What makes Artists better qualified to put together a cookbook than say, Famous Chefs? My daughter, a pastry chef and a savory cook, owns over forty great cookbooks with complicated recipes that have to be followed like you're a cross between an artist and a chemist. She knows how to burn... More > sugar and turn it into real caramels. Most Famous Chef cookbooks take her weeks of marking up the recipes to fix the chemistry problems. It's not like mixing two drops of yellow and five blue to get the right green ink. You can't just scale down a restaurant recipe for 36 to feed four -- the chemistry doesn't work. What's 1/9th of one egg anyway? But that's what most professional-written Famous Chef cookbooks do. They divide the amount of ingredients to make it home-scale and take a picture in the restaurant. Then a real person spends $25 to try to make that fancy famous dish... ...and it burns, too salty, falls flat, glorps, fails. The home cook says "My bad," tries again and thinks they're just not Good Enough. Art on a Plate recipes were created in kitchens like yours. Some artists put in family recipes. Others invented them in our own kitchens. These recipes started as home-scale foods. When you follow the instructions in a kitchen that's got the same equipment and amounts the original cook used and you're reasonably careful, you'll get the same results. It'll look and taste good on the first go. Buy it, try it and compare the number of edits you don't need to make to your next Famous Chef cookbook. Because what drew all the creators together was our art, the ethnic recipes are completely eclectic. No matter who you are or how much (or little) time you want to spend in the kitchen, some things in Art on a Plate are going to stop you and make you drool and want to have that, now, tonight, or at least on your birthday or something. There's something involving bacon that has me shoving it under my expert-chef daughter's nose going "That's easy. It's very easy. I know we don't entertain much but I could eat a whole tray of those by myself, you know, you don't need guests to make these..." Or find an excuse to have someone over and stick three neon sticky notes on the page. I don't remember what it's called but you'll want it as soon as you see it, if you've got the bacon-and-caloric-goodies tastes I do. It's something that actually improves on something that can't be improved on: bacon. So buy this book. Try this book. Then buy it again when you wear it out, because you'll find much more practical recipes in it than a lot of other specials, along with art as varied as its creators. If you like art books, it's a great value as an art book. Abstracts, impressionism, modern realism, pop art, a wonderful variety of styles, tastes and techniques accompany each recipe. Pick up a copy for the coffee table -- at risk that your guests will migrate to the kitchen to try making that cool bacon thing since it sounded easy. I might even try to make that myself...< Less
  • By corbitt
    Jul 12, 2009
    "Must have!!!" Received this beautiful book today. So beautiful to view and the recipes, yummy! You will not be disappointed.
  • By debkavon
    Jul 1, 2009
    "ACEO Cookbook" I was so excited to receive this cookbook! It was even nicer in person, than it was on the preview at Lulu. The recipes are tasty too. I enjoy cooking from this book, with its brightly colored pages, and beautiful artwork! DEB (Artshtick on eBay)
  • By elinbee
    Jun 26, 2009
    "Re: ACEO Cookbook" A truly unique book. Not only does one get tasty recipes, there is also some magnificent artwork for you to enjoy. I was so excited I had to get on line to order another gift even before I tried one of the recipes. One doesn't even need food to enjoy this. It is a feast for the eyes. Tessa did a truly outstanding job of laying this out and putting it together. The wonderful use of color could only be compiled by a brilliant artist such as Tessa. I must have gone through it at least five times in the few hours I have it. If one wants to treat themselves or buy a unique and special gift This is for you.
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Art Cards, Editions & Originals
August 29, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
1.05 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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