Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Modern Art Desserts: Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Confections, and Frozen Treats Based on Iconic Works of Art
Ten Speed Press, 2013
Hardcover, 224 pages, $25
The desserts are modeled after well-known modern and contemporary artworks, for instance a fudge pop based on an Ellsworth Kelly sculpture, a pristinely segmented cake fashioned after Mondrian, and works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse Cindy Sherman, Henri Matisse, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Avedon, and Wayne Thiebaud.
In this book, the 27 different recipes for cookies, parfait, ice pops, ice cream, cakes, and inventive drinks (with step-by-step assembly guide adapted for home bakers) are accompanied by beautiful full-color photography and, for each dessert, a museum curator’s perspective on the original piece.