Pizza from Scratch

February 2017 || Deluxe Pizza: $4800
Regular Pizza: $2400
See below for pre-publication prices

Tomatoes and basil are raised from seed; ground is cleared to plant wheat; and clay is mixed with sand to make a wood-fired oven. The wheat is ground into flour for a sourdough crust; the tomatoes made into sauce; milk into cheese; and pork becomes salami. Finally the oven is fired up, the pizza assembled, and cooked, magically, in less than three minutes.

This is a visual narrative, woodcuts and linocuts document every stage of making pizza from scratch including scale drawings for the adobe clay oven.

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 travelling 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 || Regular edition: $1200 Deluxe edition: $4800

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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