Leave Me Alone with the Recipes: The Life, Art, and Cookbook of Cipe Pineles (Hardcover)

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By Cipe Pineles, Sarah Rich (Volume editor), Wendy MacNaughton (Volume editor), Debbie Millman (Volume editor), Maria Popova (Volume editor)
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Saveur “Best New Cookbooks of the Year"
Finalist for the Gourmand Award for Cookbook Design

The newly discovered illustrated recipes of wildly influential yet unsung designer Cipe Pineles, introducing her delectable work in food and art to a new generation.

Not long ago, Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton discovered a painted manuscript at an antiquarian book fair that drew them in like magnets: it displayed a vibrant painting of hot pink beets and a hand-lettered recipe for borscht written in script so full of life, it was hard to believe it was more than sixty-five years old.

It was the work of one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century--Cipe (pronounced “C. P.”) Pineles, the first female art director at Condé Nast, whose impact lives on in the work of Maira Kalman, Julia Rothman, and many others. Completed in 1945, it was a keepsake of her connection to her childhood’s Eastern European food--she called it Leave Me Alone with the Recipes. For Wendy and Sarah, it was a talisman of a woman they had not known was their idol: a strong, independent spirit whose rich archive--of drawings, recipes, diaries, and letters to family and friends--led them into a dazzling history of mid-century design, art, food, New York City society, and culture.

They teamed up with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and Debbie Millman of Design Matters, along with contributors Mimi Sheraton, Steven Heller, Paula Scher, and Maira Kalman, to present Cipe Pineles’s life and work as it should be presented--in glorious color. With Pineles’s illustrated cookbook and a section of updated recipes as its centerpiece, this gorgeous volume will delight foodies and design devotees alike.

About the Author


Cipe Pineles was the first female art director at Condé Nast, and a graphic designer and art director for several popular magazines.

Sarah Rich is the author of Urban Farms and co-author of the bestselling Worldchanging.

Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist and illustrator of the bestselling cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the New York Times bestselling The Gutsy Girl, and many others.

Debbie Millman is the author of six books on design and branding and President Emeritus of AIGA.

Maria Popova is a reader and a writer, and the creator of Brain Pickings.

Praise For…


"A charmingly resurrected and illustrated cookbook from a design pioneer. . . . It's in efforts like these that previous generations are remembered. Kudos to the crew of editors, writers, and designers for reinvigorating Leave Me Alone with the Recipes." - starred review, Booklist

"A whimsically illustrated book (think: Maira Kalman meets Matisse) . . . a truly original work." - Vogue, "Best Coffee Table Books to Give (and Get) This Holiday Season"

"Any history and food lover will be completely engrossed with Pineles's story. It's just hard not to tear the pages up and hang them on your walls." - Bon Appetit

"At the heart of the book are her bright, bold gouache illustrations--a vivid blue enamel pot of chicken soup and a glowing green bowl of hot-pink borscht are particular standouts--accompanying 25 hand-lettered recipes for iconic Jewish dishes served by her mother. . . . this book aims to reintroduce her work in the kitchen and at the drawing board to a new generation of readers, cooks, and collectors." - Santa Fe New Mexican

"Beautifully restored and with added notes from the editors and archival photographs of Cipe, this book is not only full of delightful vintage recipes and illustrations, but it gives you a glimpse into the past and the life of an (until now) unsung hero." - Goop

"Bravo to Sarah Rich and Wendy MacNaughton for unearthing these remarkable, vibrantly drawn and emblematic recipes for all to see." - Joan Nathan, author of KING SOLOMON'S TABLE

"Joyful and delicious, this book is a celebration of an outstanding and influential designer, a memorable, visionary woman. It is a gift to us all." - Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, MOMA

"Cipe Pineles was a role model for many a modern woman. No nonsense. With a discerning eye. Getting things done with other men and women of taste and culture. Not being afraid." - Maira Kalman

"Cipe was a rare person by any standard; a superb designer as well as a prototypical 'Jewish mother.'" - Milton Glaser

"Beautifully and imaginatively illustrated from another era with an author whose own story is intriguing. This is about everything I look for in a cookbook." - Mark Kurlansky, author of SALT

"Utterly enchanting . . . [The] inspiring story of a woman who was discriminated against, like so many others, for her sex, but who rose to the top based on her talent and without changing her style or losing her generosity of spirit." - Nicola Twilley, author of EDIBLE GEOGRAPHY, co-host of GASTROPOD, and NEW YORKER contributing writer

"This glorious and gorgeous book brings Cipe Pineles's art, food, and hidden story to light." - Davia Nelson, NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters

Product Details
ISBN: 9781632867131
ISBN-10: 1632867133
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: October 17th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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