L.O.V.E.

Pronunciation: /lʌv/

Noun [mass noun]

Old English lufu, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit lubhyati ‘desires’, Latin libet ‘it is pleasing’, libido ‘desire’

“Ceci n’est pas un livre de cuisine.”

Awarded the “Best New Cookbook” by Gourmand Awards 2012 the L.O.V.E. Food Book is the result of an over coffee brainstorming that grew into a one year project involving 15 top chefs and mixologists, from avant-garde molecular gastronomists to classic French chefs.

“It is, at heart, a love story, one dish at a time.”, well 42 times to be exact, savoury and sweet, taking a tour through cocktails, these desire-based recipes are in their core tributes to passion.

Daring our preconceptions of the traditional cookbook, Emilie Baltz co-author and photographer-extraordinaire, captured these luscious creations, and the final result was a true food love story, that makes you eager for more.

It not just about making recipes with passionate ingredients, it is truly about the process and the love affair between the cook and the food, the swan dance from pot to plate, and that touch of love given in the final piece of the plating. The photograph captures that exact lavishing moment before us foodies consummate our relationship and dig in!

Inspired in the L.O.V.E. Food Book the L.O.V.E. Potions were born, a series of limited edition artisanal vodkas produced in collaboration with Chelsea Green and James Minola from Grain Design, each of these enigmatic concoctions bewitch a specific emotion.

xo Marez

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