Each page of this charming book is illustrated with original paintings by the beloved Jacques Pepin, renowned chef and teacher. It’s Pepin’s hope that owners will record the menus from significant events—holidays, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries—and that their guests will take a moment to sign on the opposing page. Thus an heirloom is created. There is space for more than 75 special occasions and the illustrations for each are unique. Some are spirited watercolors while others are simpler and rendered in duotone.
Pepin’s introduction urges you to personalize the book and not feel you must leave his drawings alone, so that the book truly becomes a family record. The publisher warns us that there will not be a reprint of this book before Christmas. Hardcover.
Color and duo-tone illustrations throughout. 9.25 x 11.75 inches.