Fish & Game restaurant in Hudson, New York, received numerous national accolades and honors when it was open from 2013 to 2020. James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Zakary Pelaccio, and his co-chefs and partners Kevin Pomplun and Jori Jayne Emde had created 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 time required of Zak and Jori’s work. Many of their projects—fermenting, curing, and growing—take months or even years. But then the pace increases when ingredients reach the kitchen where they combine with fire, smoke, and sweat to crescendo into beautiful plates of food delivered calmly to tables.
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, is more than a collection of dishes and their steps; it’s a visual guide to an important culinary movement.”
The book received high praise from notable culinary figures including Dan Barber, April Bloomfield, and Cortney Burns among others.