‘From the Earth’ honoured in NYRF visual books competition
From the Earth: World’s Great, Rare and Almost Forgotten Vegetables (Peter Gilmore, photography by Brett Stevens, Hardie Grant) has been honoured at the New York Rights Fair’s (NYRF) Talking Pictures: Selected Books competition, which awards excellence in visual books.
Gilmore, an executive chef at Sydney restaurants Bennelong and Quay, wrote From the Earth to explore his passion for growing vegetables, with each almost-forgotten vegetable forming the basis of a recipe, accompanied by photographs by Brett Stevens.
From the Earth was chosen as an honourable mention in the cookbook category, which was jointly won by River Cafe London: Thirty Years of Recipes and the Story of a Much-Loved Restaurant (Ruth Rogers, Rose Gray, Sian Wyn Owen & Joseph Trivelli, Penguin Random House) and Waste Not (James Beard Foundation, Rizzoli International).
A jury comprising authors, industry experts and representatives from Publishers Weekly, New York City’s Parsons School of Design, and Bologna-based Hamelin Cultural Association, chose winners and honourable mentions in each of the award’s five categories.
Now in its second year, the awards are an offshoot of visual book symposium Talking Pictures: The Visual Book Now, an initiative held in conjunction with the NYRF that explores ‘the convergence of visual artists and the publishing industry in generating innovative projects and new visual forms’.
A panel and open reception devoted to the symposium will take place on 30 May, as part of NYRF, which runs from 29-31 May in Manhattan.
See the full list of winners on the NYRF website.