Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, has received numerous national accolades and honors since it opened in 2013. James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Zakary Pelaccio, and his co-chefs and partners Kevin Pomplun and Jori Jayne Emde have built a life centered on handmade food in one of America’s great agricultural regions.
Studio Rainwater worked with the chefs and writer, photographer and illustrator Peter Barrett to design an impressive volume that documents a year of seasonal dinners at the restaurant and reveals the layers of time, precision, and care behind every dish.
The book is designed to reflect the energy and duration of Zak and Jori’s work. Many of their projects—fermenting, curing, and growing—take a long time (sometimes years) and they aren’t always pretty, but the pace speeds up in the kitchen where there’s a crescendo of fire and smoke and sweat, culminating in a beautiful plate of food delivered calmly to a table.
The layout leads readers through the many stages of their work, all beautiful in their own way, creating a compelling variation in design from page-to-page that keeps readers coming back to browse its 350 pages of recipes, ingredient and local vendor profiles, and behind-the-scenes play.
“An incredibly beautiful cookbook, Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish + Game is more than a collection of dishes and their steps; it’s a visual guide to an important culinary movement.”
We also designed a companion website for the book to feature the events and press surrounding the launch. The book notably received praise from notable culinary world figures including Mario Batali, Dan Barber, April Bloomfield, and Cortney Burns.
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