Cook Beautiful

Cook Beautiful is by Athena Calderone, the creator of the Eyeswoon web site. She is both a designer and chef and the book reflects her artistic sensibilities. It is lavishly photographed, and yes the author appears in many of the pictures, but there is also a positive, simple philosophy at work that will be a boon in the holiday season. The recipes are heavy on flavor, straightforward in execution and delicious (at least the ones we tried!).