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20 Gorgeously Lettered Cookbooks That Celebrate Food & Design

Ciera Holzenthal August 6, 2021 · 2 min read

Ahh food… it’s a love affair over here. Add lettering and you’ve positively lost me for hours. There’s just a perfect combination between the carefully crafted nature of cooking and the hand drawn character of gorgeous lettering. Magic things happen when chefs join illustrators, designers and photographers to create a visual story around savory dishes. I couldn’t help but share these 20 cookbooks celebrating just that. Enjoy!

1. Mi Comida Latina by Marcella Kriebel

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2. A Mouthful of Stars by Kim Sunee

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3. The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

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4. Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti

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5. The Southern Bite Cookbook: 150 Irresistible Dishes from 4 Generations of My Family’s Kitchen by Stacey Little

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6. Hand Made Baking: Recipes to Warm the Heart by Kamran Siddiqi

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7. Budget Cookbook by Dole Publishing

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8. Fresh & Easy: What to Cook & How to Cook It by Jane Hornby

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9. Eat, Drink, Paleo by Irena Macri

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10. Livre de Recettes Tartinades

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11. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley

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12. Tina Nordström’s Scandinavian Cooking: Simple Recipes for Home-Style Scandinavian Cuisine

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13. The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier

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14. A Lot on Her Plate by Rosie Birkett

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15. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

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16. I’d Eat That: Simple Ways to Be A Better Cook

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17. They Draw and Cook by Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell

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18. The Best Illustrated Cocktail Recipes Created By Artists Around The World

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19. First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year by Allison Kave & Tina Rupp

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20. Recipes from an Italian Summer by the Editors of Phaidon Press

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Image via Behance
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5 Comments
  • Excellent collection! Altough, this one also should be included "Life is Messy Kitchen" http://www.lifeismessykitchen.com 7 years ago
  • Anonymous
    stunning and so inspiring! Thanks! 7 years ago
  • Glad you thought so @Dulcia Olivari & @typezilla co ! 7 years ago
  • Anonymous
    I'm drooling here already. Beautiful books! :) 7 years ago
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