Mohrbooks Literary Agency
Published by
Running Press (2021-03-23)
Original language
Cookery / food & drink etc


Knowledge to Feed Your Appetite and Inspire Your Next Meal

by Michelson, Stacy

For fans of charmingly-illustrated instructive primers like Food Anatomy, Bibliophile, and Seeing Science, this boldly-drawn compendium explores the history, lore, and use of 100 different foods and ingredients.

From the history of ranch dressing and marshmallows to food prep techniques, the answers are right here in this whimsically illustrated coffee table compendium that spotlights 100 different foods, from the banal to the bizarre.

Ever wondered where marshmallows come from? The right way to peel an artichoke? The history of ranch dressing? Or what to do with a lotus root? Look no further - the answers are right here in this whimsically-illustrated compendium that spotlights 100 different foods, from the banal to the bizarre.

Packed with tons of facts and tips and featuring Stacy Michelson's whimsical illustrations and hand-drawn text, Eat This Book is perfect for visual learners and the culinary-curious. Stacy already has a growing fan base on Instagram, where she features her unique art on merchandise like posters, tote bags, and enamel pins. Now she brings together her bold art and her food know-how, with this book that will shed a new light on familiar foods, while tempting readers to try something they've never heard of before. Handy as a kitchen reference, but pretty enough for a coffee table, Eat This Book will inspire anyone to get back in the kitchen and acquaint themselves with new and old friends lurking in their fridge or cupboard.

Stacy Michelson is a freelance illustrator living in Los Angeles. She specializes in all things food, after spending years working in the restaurant industry and watching more food-related TV than she cares to admit. Her growing fan base on Instragram loves her whimisical style of food art, which she features on merchandise from prints, posters, to enamel pins. She's been featured in articles by Brit + Co and Voyage LA, and has appeared on KCRW's Good Food radio show.

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Stacy Michelson has created a most thrilling graphic food reference book. Whether you page through or peruse, you'll glean fascinating and handy bits of information to make you feel instantly smarter and better in the kitchen.

Quote: Andrea Nguyen, James Beard award-winning author of The Pho Cookbook

Stacy's food drawings say 'Hey, Let's have some fun and learn something!' She's thorough and thoughtful without being studious or pedantic. I think my kids and I could both have fun and learn something from this book.

Quote: Peter Meehan, Food Editor of the Los Angeles Times and cofounder of Lucky Peach

Want to know more about your favorite foods? The brilliant Stacy Michelson serves up page after page of entertaining details about the most popular eats and ingredients around. Pickles, pasta, herbs, olives, avocados, matcha, and mezcal? It's all in there, a grocery cart full of fun and factoids.

Quote: Kerry Diamond, founder of Cherry Bombe

This exuberantly joyful illustrated encyclopedia of ingredients is irresistible and will entertain cooks from 3-103! It's a fresh and fun way to tackle the serious subjects of food history, science, and nutrition.

Quote: Evan Kleiman, James Beard award-winning host of Good Food on KCRW

This book is amazing! I've been working with these ingredients for over 40 years and yet I've learned so, so much from Stacy's educational and unique depictions. She's an incredible artist, a great cook, and I just adore her!

Quote: Susan Feniger, James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and TV perso

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