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On the Table 3 – Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries
Charlotte Birnbaum [see all titles]
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Charlotte Birnbaum On the Table 3 Pies, Pâtés, and Pastries
Illustrations by Christa Näher.
Translated by Nicholas Grindell.

Graphic design: Harald Pridgar.
published in July 2013
English edition
11 x 18 cm (hardcover)
132 pages (10 color and 5 b/w ill.)
€18.00
ISBN: 978-3-943365-31-3
EAN: 9783943365313
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The third publication in the On the Table series, that explore the encounter between food and art, is dedicated to pies, pâtés, and pastries...
Pies, pâtés, and pastries are the noblest of foods. Their inner life is always a secret; their outer form, a sculpture. No other dishes are so well suited to surprises and culinary amusements. In her enchanting and historically enlightening little book, Charlotte Birnbaum traces the life of such delicacies through diverse cultures and traditions. Here, wondrous anecdotes of noblemen and farmers alike are woven together, each accompanied by toothsome recipes.
See also On the Table 1 – Three Banquets for a Queen; On the Table 2 – The Beauty of the Fold – A Conversation with Joan Sallas; On the Table 4 – The Futurist Cookbook (F. T. Marinetti & Fillìa).
Charlotte Birnbaum is a writer and a culinary historian based in Stockholm and Frankfurt am Main. Since 2011, she has curated “This Dinner Is a Group Show,” an ongoing series of events involving artists and chefs who engage the legacy and future of extravagant meals. Her other books include Paulas Juwelen: Kulinarische Streifzüge durch das Jahr (Walther König, 2013) and The Journey Within: Cooking with Offal (Walther König, 2010).