Knives & Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton


From the authors of Pen & Ink—bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and BuzzFeed books editor Isaac Fitzgerald—the stories behind the tattoos chefs proudly wear, with signature recipes.

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Chefs take tattoos as seriously as they do their knives. From gritty grill cooks in backwoods diners to the executive chefs at the world’s most popular restaurants, it’s hard to find a cook who doesn’t sport some ink. From the irreverent (Alaskan fishing boat cook Mandy Lamb’s simple tattoo reminding her never to mix work and love) to the very serious (sushi chef John Daley has “rice” and “fish” tattooed on his knuckles), chefs’ tattoos are as numerous and colorful as the food artists who wear them. Knives & Ink features the tattoos of more than sixty chefs, both behind-the-scene line cooks and such rock stars in the kitchen as Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese in New York, who remembers his mother with fiery angel wing tattoos on his forearms, and Dominique Crenn of San Francisco’s Michelin 2-starred Atelier Crenn, whose ink is about “doing anything in life that you put your heart into.” Like the dishes the chefs thoughtfully create, every tattoo has a rich, personal story behind it. Knives & Ink portrays these tattoos as the beautiful works of art they are and shares the fascinating stories behind them, along with personal recipes from many of the chefs.

Knives & Ink by Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton
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