Stephen Hosmer Vegetable Cookbook
You can hold in your hands a unique hybrid document, homemade here in Santa Cruz, California. It was born as a series of posters emulating the classic children’s introduction to the alphabet, substituting vegetables for the usual animals or toys. The book plates are hand-painted in sign enamels on 24 by 36 inch aluminum panels, using traditional sign painters tools and techniques.
Once the project was begun, Steve's family love for good food had us thinking that it could be more, so they had their chef daughter, Ashley, create recipes centered on
each vegetable featured in the individual posters. Some are Ashley’s take on straightforward classic dishes, while others are her own creations from starting point of the unusual ingredients. All are designed to be healthy, satisfying dishes as written, but each one is also ready for your variations to transform them into your own new family recipes and traditions.