the good life cookbook

by Grace Bonney

Normally, I wait until Friday to post anything food related, but I couldn’t resist this gorgeous new book. Suzy from A Friend of Mine design studio in Melbourne sent over this beautiful new cookbook that Pan Macmillan publishers asked her to design and art direct. The Good Life is the latest cookbook from chef Adrian Richardson of La Luna Restaurant. Packed with delicious recipes, the design rose to the occasion and features hand-drawn titles made from theme-appropriate materials like flour and pastry. The photography is rich and saturated (my favorite for a cookbook — I hate it when food is over lit), and the type blends seamlessly into the layout.

My favorite detail of the book design is the way the tablecloth (featured on the cover) extends inside the book as the bookmark ribbon. If you’re looking for a stunning new cookbook to add to your library, click here to read more about The Good Life (the book will be in stores and online later this month). Congrats to Suzy and the team at A Friend of Mine on a really spectacular design. xo, grace

Photographs by John Laurie. Props and food styling by Simon Bajada.

More images from the book continue after the jump . . .

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