12 MONTHS - SALADS YEAR-ROUND
Artbeet publishing debuted with a picturesque, exclusive coffee table cookbook titled '12 Months' in November 2017. The multiple award-winning thematic publication presents seasonal salads throughout 360 pages. Why salads? Because they are quick and easy to prepare, nutritious and delicious, while also a delight to the eye, therefore, meet all culinary requirements of our current lives. Most of the time you don't even need to have cooking skills to assemble a nifty salad, while the genre gives you the infinite freedom of creation thus promises the greatest diversity and literally the widest spectrum of colors on your plate, if... if you dare to set your imagination free.
'12 Months' serves as an inspiration that guides the reader through the world of salads that are based on fruits and vegetables of the seasons. The pages feature eight recipes per month throughout the entire year lining up raw as well as grilled, Scandinavian, Mediterranean, Middle- or Far-Eastern, vegetable-, fruit-, fish-, meat- or even cereal-based salads sometimes in familiar other times in surprising combinations of flavours. All that presented in an articulate yet an exceptionally easy-going and graceful tone by debuting author, Éva Bezzegh. The book addresses gastro hipsters, young and middle-aged cosmopolitan women and men who love to spend time in the kitchen and know how to cook. Also beginners and aspirants who are not particularly into hard core cooking, but are open to learn and seek versatility in their light and healthy meals. And of course, those who have a love of aesthetics and value a genuinely unique book experience. Now available in German, as well: the first international and by now also award-winning edition by the title 'Nur Salat.' is out and waiting for you in a limited number of copies.
The book is a result of an almost year-long collaboration of the creators. They took their time to track the changes of nature and the landscapes month-by-month so that they can authentically document the seasonality on the pages of the book and on the plates, as well. The author recruited a staff for the project whose enthusiasm, dedication, talent and professional competence elevated the work to the heights where it could evolve into an exceptionally beautiful piece.
Éva, by profession, is an economist, a media worker specialised in marketing, also a mother of two. She has been writing her own food blog since 2010 based on simple, healthy and sophisticated recipes. The book is a milestone of her recent years' work to be eventually followed by further volumes. The current topic was inspired by her commitment towards healthy food based on seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Her world of gastronomy was influenced by local and international culinary adventures.
Renáta is a self-taught artist. Although she became known initially as a food blogger, the majority of her work today is of wedding photography. She represents a unique and pure style that perfectly matches the intended visuals of the author’s book. The idea of an eventual collaboration on an exclusive cookbook has been long planned throughout their many-year acquaintance with Éva and has finally realised.
Eszter is listed amongst the most talented young Hungarian designers of our time. Her work is manyfold also highly represented in the local gastronomic scene where a vas number of current businesses carry the identities she created. As an art director her name is affiliated with three cookbooks, amongst those are her own two limited-edition volumes, Menu and Menu2 that were widely applauded by the readers, as well as, the industry. Her affection for books and her common views shared with the rest of the creators evoked a collaboration in which she took part with great enthusiasm.