Pizza from Scratch

September 2017 || Regular edition: $2400
Deluxe edition: Out of print
New Publication

This visual narrative tells the story in woodcuts and linocuts of how Esslemont literally grew a pizza on his farm in rural Iowa. Wholly embracing the farm-to-table movement, he grows wheat, garlic, tomatoes and basil; designs and builds an adobe clay oven (scale plans included); gives instructions on how to make the dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese; fire up the oven, assemble the pizza and cook it in less than three minutes.


Taxi Driver Curry

May 2015 || Regular edition: $460
Deluxe edition: $3600

There are many different ways to cook curry – this transcript of a conversation with a taxi driver describes just one approach and was recorded at 4.30 a.m. while traveling between terminals at London’s Heathrow airport.

The illustrations are woodcuts based on kolam, Indian designs that are created outside homes to bring prosperity and ward off evil spirits.

Chili: a recipe

February 2013 || Out of print

Inspired by winning a chili cook-off, David Esslemont presents his prize-winning recipe in thirty-nine woodcuts.

Edition of thirty: ten deluxe copies bound in white alum-tawed pigskin, and thirty copies in Japanese-style stab-sewn cloth covers.

Individual woodcuts are available as signed prints.

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