Notes from a Kitchen is the first book to accurately portray the wild creative lives of world-renowned chefs in a striking new format.
Notes from a Kitchen
A Journey Inside Culinary Obsession
This beautifully crafted two-volume cloth-bound edition explores 10 great American chefs behind the line and in private conversation. Using emotional photographs, documentary film footage and rare access to these chef’s private notebooks and journals, this new form of modern cookbook candidly explores the artistry that surrounds their craft.
Notes from a Kitchen is the first book ever produced, which accurately portrays the daily creative lives of world-renowned chefs in a strikingly visual and narrative format. Never before has a cookbook focused more intently on who a chef really is as a person and why they place their culinary passion before almost everything else in their lives. This revolutionary cookbook reveals firsthand the daily journey inside a chef’s culinary obsession.
Featured chefs include;
Chefs; Sean Brock, George Mendes, Johnny Iuzzini, Emma Hearst, Zak Pelaccio, Michael Laiskonis, Jason Neroni, Matt Gaudet, Joel Harrington and Neal Fraser.
Notes from a Kitchen will include over 700 uniquely designed graphic pages revealing the private thoughts and creative actions of the most celebrated and innovative chefs of our time. This immersive cinematic and visually stimulating format for a new kind of modern cookbook reveals a personal “ inside the kitchen perspective ” on today’s culinary world. This book views chefs as artists who alter our emotional state by psychologically affecting our sense memories.
This food writer ate a dish and cried. She came back to the kitchen in tears.It’s crazy when food affects people like that. They get into it so much that it’s too much for them, it’s emotional for them. When grown people start crying that’s insane.
- Chef Sean Brock
Artist, photographer and director Jeff Scott and chef Blake Beshore have teamed up to produce this inventive two-volume compilation, changing form and function and transforming how cookbooks are utilized today. We want to produce a book that is accessible to foodies, while also stimulating the culinary passions of working chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, servers, culinary students and avid home cooks. Our intent is to focus on the authenticity of the craft and not on the hype. This reinvention of the modern cookbook is a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.
Jeff Scott is known for his wildly innovative artworks focusing on America’s cultural history. Scott’s works are in the collections of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Polo Ralph Lauren, Elvis Presley Enterprises and Disney. Scott has just completed a ten-year project documenting the personal life and rare private artifacts of Elvis Presley. His artworks have been exhibited at The Brooks Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum. Scott’s previous book, Elvis: The Personal Archives focused on his unprecedented personal access to Elvis’s private artifacts. Scott’s revealing new documentation of the enigmatic culinary world, takes the reader on a wild creative ride while broadening his provocative career.
The etched tactile feel of this book is like nothing you have experienced before, especially within a book exploring the inside of the culinary world. Notes from a Kitchen will be produced with the highest quality materials by renowned book production company Iocolor, who recently printed Dr. Nathan Myhrvold’s culinary masterpiece, Modernist Cuisine. With your participation in supporting this exciting project, this revolutionary new cookbook will be in your hands this coming Fall.
Please join us now in making this the most stunning cookbook of its kind and one that you helped make possible!
Support us on Kickstarter today and be a part of redefining the modern cookbook!
Get your first edition copies of Notes from a Kitchen today!
Thank you very much,
Jeff Scott and Blake Beshore
The Artifact: Volumes I and II
This 2-Volume Collection is intended to be experienced by the reader as one unique creative book contained within two beautiful clothbound editions.
Although these books have been uniquely produced to work together, each volume has been specifically designed to give the reader a unique cookbook experience that will stand on its own as a beautiful and extraordinary book.
With your pledge of 45.00 for a single volume, at the conclusion of the project you will decide which volume you would like for us to send to you, and of course each individual book comes with its own unique beautiful slipcase. With your pledge of 85.00, you will receive both beautiful cookbook volumes, each contained in their own unique slipcases.
If you would like to order multiple copies of the beautiful 2-Volume Edition, please pledge the total level of your support based on the quantity of books you desire. If you indicate the specific level of reward you would like and pledge above this level multiplied by the same amount of the reward, we will know that you would like additional copies. For any questions about multiple copies, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does your sponsorship money go?
The money you pledge to our Kickstarter project will go towards post-production activities including; high-quality printing, special materials like unique paper and vellum sheets, high quality cloth, beautiful slipcases, book proofing and increased unit production of the book.
This 2-volume collection includes the highest quality production materials, comprised of beautiful high-end cloth covers and slipcases. So that we may deliver our books to you in perfect condition and to be transparent and clear in our delivery process, the following are shipping costs to deliver Notes from a Kitchen to your door safely;
Shipping for One Volume : $9.00
Shipping for Two Volumes : $14.00
International Shipping: We will update this shipping information soon.
All sponsored pledges at $125.00 and higher will receive free shipping.
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Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook; Your personal choice of Notes from a Kitchen, Volume I or Volume II.
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2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook; You will receive both Volumes I and II, each book will include a beautiful cloth-covered slipcase. At this sponsorship level your name will be listed on our website.
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Signed 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook; Each beautiful book, Volume I and II will be hand-signed by the authors and will include a beautiful cloth-covered slipcase for each book. At this sponsorship level your name will be listed on our website. At this level of sponsorship and higher, you will now receive free shipping!
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Signed 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook and Fine-Art; You will receive the 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook, each beautiful book will be hand-signed by the authors and will include a beautiful cloth-covered slipcase for each book. At this level you will also receive a beautiful limited edition, signed and numbered 16 x 20 inch fine-art photograph by renowned artist Jeff Scott. At this sponsorship level your name will be listed on our website.
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Signed 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook and Fine-Art Photographs; You will receive both Volumes I and II, each beautiful book will be hand signed by the authors and select chefs. You will receive three beautiful limited edition, signed and numbered 16 x 20 inch fine-art photographs by renowned artist Jeff Scott. At this sponsorship level your name will be listed inside our cookbook.
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Signed 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook, Photo-Polymer Gravure Fine-Art Print and custom Clamshell Case for your books; You will receive the 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook. Each book will be hand-signed by the authors and select chefs and will include a beautiful custom-designed cloth-covered Clamshell Case to present both Cookbook Volumes. You will also receive an original 22 x 30 inch Photo-polymer gravure fine-art print by renowned artist Jeff Scott. At this sponsorship level your name will be listed inside of our cookbook in a special acknowledgment section.
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Two signed sets of the 2-Volume Notes From a Kitchen Cookbook, Photo-Polymer Gravure Fine-Art Print and a custom designed Clamshell Case, your books will be signed by the authors and select chefs!; You will receive two sets of the complete Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook, Volume I and II, each set enclosed within a beautiful custom designed Clamshell Case. The unique Clamshell Case will prominently feature your name on the cover. Your name will also be listed inside the book in a special acknowledgement section. You will receive an original 22 x 30 inch Photo-polymer gravure fine-art print by renowned artist Jeff Scott. This is an extremely limited and beautiful package at this level of sponsorship.
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Special Chef Tasting Experience for two, Signed Notes from a Kitchen 2-Volume Cookbook, Fine-Art and Custom Clamshell Case for both beautiful Volumes; We will fly you and a guest out for dinner at one of our featured chef’s renowned restaurants. One of the celebrated chefs from our book will prepare an amazing tasting menu just for you and your special guest. You will meet the chef, enjoy an amazing evening at their restaurant and they will personally sign your beautiful cookbooks. Your 2-Volume Cookbook will be delivered to you in a custom Clamshell Case with your name prominently printed on the cover. Your name will be listed inside of the book in a special acknowledgement section. You will also receive an original 22 x 30 inch Photo-polymer gravure fine-art print created by renowned artist Jeff Scott. This is an extremely special and limited package at this level of sponsorship. ( Airfare only for two is included. Alcohol and gratuities not included )
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The Tatroux Fine-Art Experience; We will fly you out to beautiful Austin, Texas to meet and have dinner with renowned artist, photographer and director Jeff Scott and tour his studio where he works and creates his unique artwork. At the studio, Scott will document your own personal artifacts as a part of his intriguing and complex process of making you a one-of-a-kind work of fine-art. You will spend the night at the Historic Driskall Hotel. You will then receive a signed 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook as well as your signed and framed original 22 x 30 Photo-polymer gravure work of fine-art, made uniquely for you by artist Jeff Scott as part of this very exclusive sponsor package. ( Airfare and hotel room for two included for one night. Transportation not included )
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Private Chef Tasting and unique Travel Experience with James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock; We will fly you and a guest out to Charleston, South Carolina for a private chef’s tasting with renowned chef Sean Brock at one of his acclaimed restaurants Husk or McCrady's. You and a guest will spend a luxurious night at the beautiful Charleston Place Hotel. In addition, you will receive two copies of the 2-Volume Notes from a Kitchen Cookbook, including two customized Clamshell Cases with your name printed on the cover. Authors and Chef Sean Brock will personally sign your Cookbooks. Your name will be listed inside the book in very special acknowledgment section and you will also receive an original 22 x 30 Photo-polymer gravure fine-art print by renowned artist Jeff Scott. This is an extremely rare and special opportunity to meet and experience the groundbreaking Southern cuisine of culinary innovator Sean Brock. Only two special packages available! ( Airfare and Hotel room for two included for one nights stay. Transportation, alcohol and gratuities not included )