Its conception dates back to the late 1970s, when New York’s George Eastman Museum (the world’s oldest photography museum and co-publisher of the book) asked renowned photographers for their favourite recipe, and a suitable photograph to accompany it – based on the idea that there was a correlation between a photographer’s eye for a picture and a delicious dish. It turns out they were quite right. From a cheese grit casserole by Mr William Eggleston to Mr Richard Avedon’s royal pot roast, the collection, published this week for the first time, is a rich brew of idiosyncratic images and surprising signature dishes from some high-profile photographers.
Whether you want to add a few retro dishes to your kitchen repertoire, or you’re just interested to see your favourite photographers in a completely new light, you can buy the book here. Below is a recipe for eggs poached in beer by the iconic black-and-white photographer Mr Ansel Adams. Which we hope, in recognition of his art, you won’t snap on your iPhone and upload to social media once you’ve made it.