Lovely pictorial using famous artwork to convey classic vegetable recipes. Stanley Spencer's "Gardening," Walter Tyndale's "Miss Lydiard's Stall," Lucas von Valkenborch's "Vegetable Market," and John Souter's "Sorting Garlic," are just an example. The recipes themselves are those that have stood the test of time, like minestrone, beet soup, cucumber salad, watercress soup, spanish omelet, and ratatouille, among many others. Just looking at the pictures makes one's mouth water. This book is not a cookbook so much as a celebration of food that binds us all together. A lovely presentation book for the cook in your life.
a celebration of food-yes, with recipes, but what makes it special is the beautiful fine art paintings used to illustrate it