Written by Hannah of Rise and Shine.
Imagine coming off a slow cooker recipe book review, which inspired a batch of old fashioned rice pudding baked in mason jars. Right up my alley with the way I’ve been cooking these days, it being fall and all, and a busy one at that. Then this book arrives in the mail; Le Livre Blanc (translation “white paper”) by Anne-Sophie Pic. It is stunning before you even crack the spine… the weight of it in your hands, in its crisp white box and hard cover, with its gold lined pages and silver page marking ribbons. A quick flip through the interior and you can see this book is ethereal, sophisticated, modern and innovative. You are immediately befuddled and amazed by the gorgeous photos of ingredients and dishes that you possibly can’t correctly identify and almost certainly have never and may never eat in your lifetime. If you’re looking for a traditional recipe book to inspire dinner ideas, even if you are a foodie, this book is probably not what you have in mind. If you are a collector of fine things and you love food, especially modern foods such as those you’d make a date to eat at some far away restaurant a year in advance, this book might deserve a place on your shelf.