Food & Drink Infographics: A Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures XL Taschen Book

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Amid our ever-growing consumption of data visualization, nothing makes for tastier morsels than the fine art of food and dining. Ushering the cookbook into the future, this volume gathers together the best infographics of all things eating, drinking and cuisine, from measurement conversion charts and recipes for cookies and cocktails to stress-free party planning.

A must-have for every 21st-century foodie, this is gastro-guidance at its most visually appealing. Want to master sashimi? Know the secret to perfectly grilled steak? Wow guests with your own dry martini? Food & Drink Infographics has all the answers and more, using the best culinary graphics to answer kitchen conundrums in lively, simple, and memorable form.

You’ll find infographics on all the food groups, from grains and pulses to fruit and vegetables, to fish, meat and poultry. Recipe ideas include soups, sandwiches, snacks, sweet treats and just-right dressings. Other sections cover flavor pairings, baking, cooking tools and techniques, and alcohols, coffee and tea.

The book opens with a foreword by cooking author Michael Ruhlman, followed by a historic survey of food imagery examining how and where pictures have been used to enjoy, prepare and serve food and drink, from Egyptian tomb paintings showing flatbread being made to 19th-century classics such as Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Slick, smart and packed full of perfect nuggets of advice, Food & Drink Infographics rounds up a delightful visual exploration of food and dining as much as an indispensable collection of everyday tips, techniques, and temptations.

The author

Simone Klabin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to New York in the 1990s. She is a trained lawyer who has also written and lectured extensively about film, art, culture and children’s media.

The editor

Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design magazines in Tokyo before joining TASCHEN in 2001. His titles include the Illustration Now! and Record Covers series, as well as the infographics collection and books about advertising and visual culture.

Hardcover, 9.7 x 14.6 in., 8.40 lb, 464 pages

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