Back in the late 1970s, the George Eastman Museum asked a group of photographers to share their favorite recipes and food photos to create a cookbook. Now, four decades later, it has finally been published as The Photographer’s Cookbook.
Put together by museum curator Lisa Hostetler, the book contains photos and recipes by some of the biggest names in photography. You’ll find George Eastman’s “Lemon Meringue Pie,” Ansel Adams’ “Poached Eggs in Beer,” Richard Avedon’s “Royal Pot Roast,” William Eggleston’s “Cheese Grits Casserole,” and more.
“The book provides a time capsule of contemporary photographers of the 1970s—many before they made a name for themselves—as well as a fascinating look at how they depicted food, family, and home, taking readers behind the camera and into the hearts, and stomachs of some of photography’s most important practitioners,” the book’s description states.
Here’s a selection of the photos and recipes found in the book:
Ansel Adams’s Poached Eggs in Beer
Ralph Steiner’s Zwei Vier Minuten Eier
William Eggleston’s Cheese Grits Casserole
Imogen Cunningham’s Borscht
Robert Heinecken’s Serious Martini
Mark Klett’s Home-Brew Beer
Barbara Morgan’s Global Bread Cake
Neal Slavin: Nylen’s Frankfurters in Full Dress
Arthur Tress’s Sweet and Sour Broccoli
Stephen Shore’s Key Lime Pie Supreme
The Photographer’s Cookbook is an 160-page cookbook containing 50 black-and-white photos and 4 color photos.
You can purchase the book today for $20.