The oversized hard-bound coffee table book features the responses of 26 of Greater Cincinnati’s best-known chefs, four mixologists, and a sommelier to the works of artists featured at the Contemporary Arts Center. Those responses are in the form of words as well as recipes designed specifically for this project.
The concept for the project began with a group of the CAC’s volunteer docents, meeting to discuss fundraising ideas to benefit the Education Department. The notion of producing a cookbook soon arose. Rather than simply approach chefs for recipes, the group asked them to design a dish inspired by their reaction to a work or artist featured recently at the CAC.