Home Farm Cooking (Hardcover)
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“Home Farm Cooking will come as a welcome addition to the library of anyone” - Vogue
“It’s masterful, elegant, tempting and at heart a love story” - Alain de Botton, author and founder of The School of Life
A long-awaited second cookbook from celebrated architectural designer John Pawson and his wife Catherine
Home Farm is the Pawson family's base in the heart of the English countryside. Five years in the making, the beautiful house was built to unite friends and relatives in a bucolic, simple setting. In this personal, inspiring recipe collection John and Catherine share 100 favorite dishes, all fundamental to their home-cooking – and entertaining – repertoire. The result speaks beautifully of food shared and enjoyed in a space designed to accommodate and adapt to the seasonal shift in cooking and eating. Recipes included range from Easter lamb served in the open-plan barn kitchen to wild mushroom risotto shared in the intimate dining room and walnut praline ice cream enjoyed outside by the carp pond. Stunning photographs of the house and finished dishes bring the book – and Pawson's celebrated aesthetic – to life, making this the perfect gift for both home cooks and architecture lovers.
About the Author
Yorkshire-born John Pawson CBE is renowned for work that focuses on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light, and materials. His many residential and commercial interiors have included private homes, art galleries, museums, chapels, and stores around the world.
Catherine Pawson studied at the Inchbald School of Design in London and worked at Colefax & Fowler, before embarking on a longterm partnership with fellow interiors specialist Juliet Byrne.
One of The New Yorker's Best Cookbooks of the Year, 2021
'A new cookbook by the fabled British architect and his wife serves up their kitchen secrets.' - Financial Times, How to Spend It
'Style, substance and sustenance dance across every page. Like John's deceptively simple design of the spaces, Catherine's recipes, from roast chicken and gooseberry fool to nettle risotto are all beautifully understated, tried-and-tested by the couple, and they work perfectly.' - Harper's Bazaar UK
'Simple, unpretentious and seasonal dishes.' - Sotheby's magazine
'A lyrical new cookbook.' - Apollo
'Home Farm Cooking' celebrates everything that these metropolitan Londoners have learned about country living. Original recipes sensibly - and lyrically, too - celebrate the seasons ... All the values of country living can be seen in Home Farm Cooking: the use of honest materials, the ordered way of life linked to the changing season, the good feeling that comes off places where people are generously fed and cherished.' - House & Garden
'Home Farm Cooking will delight even the pickiest of eaters.' - Elle Decor
'Pawson has gone pastoral in Home Farm Cooking, a record of the seasons observed from his Oxfordshire home... sumptuous... the ultimate source of inspiration for any outdoor eating you're planning in the months ahead.' - The Modern House
'Culinary magic.' - Vanity Fair
'The book is both a collection of recipes and a blueprint for a life well lived, one often spent in the kitchen, surrounded by family, fine food, and immaculate design.' – Town & Country
'A delightful, must-have cookbook.' - Galerie
'It's masterful, elegant, tempting and at heart a love story.' - Alain de Botton
'[Home Farm Cooking] shows that clean lines and a thoughtfully restrained palette can be communal and welcoming.' - GRAY Magazine
'The book's theme unites the authors' two loves: architecture and cooking. The result is something simple and sleek but not Insta-trendy, with photographs of dishes paired with ones of the beautifully designed house that gave the cookbook its name.' - Air Mail
House & Home Magazine's Cookbook of the Month
'The master of minimalism and his wife delight in the kitchen.' - Living, Corriere della Sera
'Just pure elegance.' - Eleanor Cording-Booth, @aconsideredspace
' A practical manual and escapist retreat, ideal for foodies and architectural enthusiasts alike.' - Wallpaper*