Have you ever wondered what world-renowned designers sit down to eat after epic catwalk shows and hours in the design studio? Platters upon platters of posh nosh? Beluga Caviar? Good old fish and chips perhaps? Well we’ve got an amazing insight into a designer palette - that of Christian Dior's, the founder of the legendary French fashion house AND passionate foodie. Who knew?
The legendary designer released his book La Cousine Cousu- Main in 1972 making only 4000 copies. But lucky for us, a 1st edition of this hard-to-get-ahold-of- book is available at Asprey right now. Inside you can find a representation of all the recipes the design guru loved most. Our favs include Oysters Au Sherry - poached oysters served with reduced sherry, finely chopped shallot, double cream and breadcrumbs - and Partridge Au Dom Perignon, a partridge, fois gras and cognac delight. Yum! Food fanatics should note, however, that the book is published in French (Anglais s'il vous plait?) but still makes for an amazing collectors item for those who’s French is not beyond basic A-level.
Not only is the book filled with delicious gourmet recipes, it’s still intact in it’s original aluminum casing (very chic) with original recipe bookmark. Illustrated by famous fashion illustrator René Gruau, the cookbook has got that stylish edge that you’d expect to see from the talented Christian Dior. Available at Asprey for £485, it’s a rare addition to any kitchen. Other book’s to keep an eye out from Asprey are The Savoy Cocktail Book filled with cocktail recipes from the famous barman Harry Craddock – well you do need a drink with you dinner right?