James Beard Award Winner, Photography
“Proves that simple, delicious dishes can look as good as they taste.” ―Adam Rapport, editor in chief, Bon Appétit
“Athena’s cooking is as stylish as she is.” ―Laura Brown, editor in chief of InStyle
In Cook Beautiful, Athena reveals the secrets to preparing and presenting unforgettable meals. As the voice and curator behind EyeSwoon, an online lifestyle destination for food, entertaining, fashion, and interior design, Athena cooks with top chefs, hosts incredible dinners, and designs stunning tablescapes, while emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors.
In her debut cookbook, she finally shows the rest of us how to achieve her impeccable yet approachable cooking style. Included are 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation, from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. Recipes include:
Organized by season, each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips. Cook Beautiful is where design meets food, where culinary tradition marries food styling, where home chefs become experts. These are luscious dishes to make for friends and family, with advice that will inspire you to create visually stunning, and still wholly delicious, culinary masterpieces.