Tiberio Simone grew up cooking by his mother’s side in his hometown of Neviano (Puglia). I would say that his mother and grandmother probably didn’t imagine this inherited love of food would lead little Tiberio to success as a chef in Seattle and as a winner of the James Beard Award (also known as the “Oscars of the food world”). On the other hand, I would definitely say there’s no way they could have imagined Tiberio’s latest American success, his book La figa: Visions of Food and Form.
Serving up sensuous dishes for the stomach and for the eyes, La figa includes 20 recipes and over 160 images of food. What makes this different from other recipe books is that Tiberio presents his creations on an unusual plate – the human form. Nude models are “painted” with fresh ingredients and then captured in the striking abstract images of photographer Matt Freedman. The result is a nearly 200 page hardcover volume that gives a whole new meaning to the claim that Italian style is tastefully sensual.
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