Artist's Palate Cookbook
The artists are from Canada, the United States, Spain, Greece, France as well as those originally from Hungary, Sweden and Italy. These contemporary practitioners were kind enough to lend their time, talent and works to the Cookbook. Their essays are engrossing, their recipes delicious.
‘Being a home cook brings me joy. Trying new recipes stimulates me, especially when I see the pleasure on the faces of family and friends. There are few communal delights so easy to attain and so rewarding as the sharing of marvellous food.’
My recent decision, in 2017, to turn years of largely unpaid writing and editing into a business, Rail Line Books, has filled me with excitement and fear. I enjoy the discipline and will banish the fear factor. Before Rail Line Books, I worked on organizational documents for charities including newsletters, bylaws and constitutions. These remain a part of what I do.
A LIFE OF WRITING
My writing life began years ago when I realized how much I enjoyed creating short pieces that people found entertaining. My education and occupation both channeled me into the writing world: university where writing book critiques in French and Italian were required, Master’s thesis, law school and legal work. As a language teacher, I taught essay writing both at university and high school.LEARN MORE
‘Did you know that many well-known visual artists enjoy the culinary arts? For example, Claude Monet was extraordinarily passionate about food. He hosted all manner of meals using his own recipes and shopping for the best ingredients himself. He also did the cooking.’
The awareness that my life could be the subject matter for my art came to me in the 1970s while I was involved with Powerhouse, the women’s cooperative art gallery in Montreal, Quebec. The connection among home life, teaching, university learning and studio creativity was exhilarating. There is no separation between my art and my food preparation in terms of the discipline involved. The Passionate Artist’s Palate Cookbook, Doreen Lindsay
Sculpture and cooking are two tasks in my life that bring me joy. Yet, both of them are equally frustrating in the time they require for completion. The creative element in these two activities and the rewards they bring are what keep me interested in pursuing them further. The Passionate Artist’s Palate Cookbook, Patrick Thibert
Two events shaped my ideas and perceptions of art: being born and educated on the prairies of North Dakota; and the experience of graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley, where I completed my Master of Arts degree in 1969. The open spaces of the prairie landscape and the minimalist theories of many artists of the sixties are references that can still be seen in my work today. Kathryn Lipke, The Passionate Artist’s Palate Cookbook.