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American Fashion Cookbook: Food meets Fashion’s Finest

October 29, 2009

Despite reports to the contrary, people in the fashion industry actually do eat. Not only do they eat, they eat well.

Proving this fact, Assouline — the renowned publishing house that produces illustrious tomes about fashion, photography, art, and design — has debuted the CFDA American Fashion Cookbook.

American Fashion Cookbook

American Fashion Cookbook

Delectable entries include Indian Lentil Soup by Naeem Khan, Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti by Isaac Mizrahi, and Grandma Bea’s Pot Roast by Michael Kors. This cookbook has an excellent mix of recipes–ranging from unique to the more familiar.

Lately, I’ve been taking the easy way out when faced with having to feed guests and this book only enables my current “can’t be bothered” cooking mood.

In fact, I would like to thank Assouline and the Council of Fashion Designers of America for providing me with the perfect defense when I get disrespected for making a meatloaf: “Oh, but it was Bill Blass’ favorite recipe. He requested it be served to guests at a gala when he received his lifetime achievement award!”

Check out the numerous irresistible recipes, culinary-themed questionnaires, and a very special foreword by Martha Stewart. Don’t take my (or even Martha’s) word for it; try them for yourself. After all, the proof is in the pudding, er, actually, Rachel Roy‘s chocolate ganache.

American Fashion Cookbook ($45) can be purchased on Assouline’s website here.


-Melissa
BATF’S LA Guest Blogger

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