Penguin Great Food

These gorgeously ornate book covers for the Penguin Great Food series did the design-blog rounds a few months ago – and rightly so – but I actually picked a few of them up at the weekend – the buy-one-get-one-half-price display at Foyle’s was winking at me…


Designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, the slender, textural volumes are obviously beautiful items in their own right, but the subject matter of the series is also fascinating, focusing on the history of food through 400 years of civilisation, from Mrs. Beeton recipes to 18th-century pub menus. A happy combination of my two favourite reading subjects – food and history – so I’m really excited to dig in and have a read.. then hang the covers on the wall when I’m done.

Check out all the lovely covers on Coralie Bickford-Smith‘s site, and buy the books on Amazon.


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