About this project
Notes From A Kitchen: Volume Three
by Jeff Scott
Celebrate the Art of the Chef Book with a return to publishing at the highest levels of content, quality and tactile excellence.
Notes From A Kitchen: Volume Three is a Coffee-Table Book featuring over 2000 full-color original photographs, rare interviews and essays with 26 of the finest Chefs and Artisans working today.
Notes From A Kitchen: Volume Three will be a 1200 page Limited Edition Culinary Book created in Two Dramatic Parts, to be released in Fall 2014.
Each Limited Edition Volume from this Two-Part Collection will be roughly 600 pages and include approximately twelve to fourteen renowned Chefs and Artisans inside each unique Volume. Each Limited Edition Volume will be cloth-bound and include its own beautiful cloth-wrapped Slipcover. Each book will be sold separately so you can customize your Collection however you wish, one book or two, or both together.
These books are designed to be Culinary Collector’s Objects and crafted to be around for a long, long time. Each book in this Two-Part Limited Edition Collection will be produced with the same obsessive quality of Jeff Scott’s 2011 James Beard Award Winning predecessors, Notes From A Kitchen Volumes One and Two.
Here’s a look at featured Chefs in Volume Three: ( final selection order subject to change as books are designed )
PART ONE: Jordan Kahn, Alex Stupak, Dominique Crenn, Joshua Skenes, Shawn Gawle, Justin Cogley, Vinny Dotolo, Dave Beran, Scott Anderson, Matt Jennings, Jenna Rozelle, Juan Contreras and Julian Van Winkle.
PART TWO: John and Karen Shields, Sean Brock, Zakary Pelaccio, Linton Hopkins, Pat Sheerin, Stella Parks, Matthias Merges, James Syhabout, Erik Anderson, Alexander Talbot, Aki Kamozawa ( Ideas in Food ) Hugh Acheson, Kyle Connaughton and Justin Yu.
For NFAK V3, Photographer, Artist and Author Jeff Scott has spent the past two years traveling coast to coast photographing, recording interviews, and documenting our most exciting and renowned Chefs. The thrilling part now is to be able to share with all of you the truly inspiring results of this latest culinary adventure.
This personal Collection of over 1200 pages of images and dialogue will feel more like experiencing a wildly truthful documentary film or reading inside Chefs private creative notebooks. Volume Three takes the reader into more creative spaces and into critical dialogues never before explored in this form or depth. Volume Three begins where the first two books ended.
This Collection goes into the deep wonderment of nature and into the very essence of process, creativity and how our natural world continuously informs Chefs ideas about flavor, texture and dish ideas. At it’s core NFAK Volume Three documents the constant evolution of creative process.
You will be clearly presented with a choice of which specific Volume ( Part One or Part Two) that you desire. Whether you choose one book or collect both from this new Collection, you can be confident that each book will be beautifully unique and an inspiring culinary resource for many years. This is a book for serious home cooks, line cooks, farmers, professional chefs, artists, food writers, purveyors, photographers, artists and all Cookbook Collectors. NFAK Volume Three will be produced in a wild graphic-design style and utilize production quality not seen in mass-produced books by large publishing houses today.
These beautifully crafted Culinary books have unique value in their rare and in-depth content with each featured subject, and with an obsessive level of tactile physical production evident in each Volume. Limited Edition books will arrive to you covered in cloth everywhere and feel awesome in your hands, and each individual book will be perfectly protected in its own cloth-covered Slipcase. If you happen to own or have seen Scott's 2011 James Beard Award Winning Notes From a Kitchen Volumes One and Two, you'll immediately recognize the same level of radical high-quality and attention to innovative publishing ideas, unique graphic design and a totally obsessive manner of fine focus on all details. NFAK V3 is about respecting its talented subjects with the same intensity which they bring to their evolving craft.
You will also observe how each of these chefs approach their own cuisine, share stories about their creative process and reveal intense details about their working practices. These books seek to dramatically penetrate the subject of gathering perfect ingredients from nature in ways never before experienced.
Notes From A Kitchen Volume Three takes you across the country and explores the diversity of our culinary scene today. Volume Three takes you to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Carmel, New York, Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Nashville, Rhode Island, Northern Maine and Kentucky.
" I’ve produced these tactile, immersive books to be something you can relax with over some nice wine, bourbon or morning coffee and to inspire your own culinary adventures. These books are coffee-table designed, yet intended to get into slowly and take your mind out of the digital world for a while, a concept that’s rapidly disappearing today. " – Jeff Scott
The book or books you select will be produced this summer overseas and delivered to you this Fall. You can select either a single Limited Edition book signed by Author Jeff Scott or an unsigned Volume. You can be assured your books will be shipped to you as soon as they reach our warehouse, which should be in October or November. You will also receive updates here as the project comes together and printing begins.
This beautiful Two-Part Limited Edition Notes From A Kitchen: Volume Three will be printed in a Limited Edition of only five-thousand copies of unique Volume Covers and Slipcovers.
Why a Kickstarter Campaign?
The money you pledge to our Kickstarter project will go towards post-production activities including; obsessive high-quality printing, special features like transparent vellum sheets, gorgeous cloth for each Limited Edition Volume and Slipcase, proofing and related production costs.
You're welcome to choose one of the awesome FREE SHIPPING options from the rewards listed. If your reward does not include free shipping, then each Slipcased Volume will be $9.50 to ship inside the continental USA. These unique books will weigh about 11 pounds each and shipping costs will include all packaging.
If you desire more than one copy, please just pledge that total amount for all the copies you desire and we will ship you each of the additional copies that you select.
Shipping Update: ( Canadian Collectors )
For those of you in Canada thanks for your patience. Shipping costs to Canada will be higher due to the sheer size and weight of this obsessively produced book. Each book will be over 600 pages and weigh approximately 11 pounds each, and come with cloth covers and slipcovers. So, with the $150.00 Free Shipping reward selection we will send you a Pay Pal Invoice for an additional $35.00 just prior to shipping your Two-Volume Collection.
You will notice in the rewards section that Kickstarter supporters will be able to collect these gorgeous Chef books right now at below retail price during this brief campaign, and you will be the first Collectors to receive the books once they're delivered to the warehouse.
I love making these radically beautiful books and it gives me great pleasure to present these incredibly talented Chefs and Artisans to you within this next evolution of the Notes From A Kitchen Collection.
Thank you for your continued support,
Risks and challenges
The challenge on this project is in further pushing the creative envelope on radically re-inventing how a content-rich, deeply truthful book on Chefs is physically produced and experienced by the reader. I'm always looking for ways to make information more totally exciting and fresh, and to bring a quiet yet critical humanity to all forms of creative endeavor.
We're now at the actual book production phase. There are so many major and minor details and completion expenses with self-publishing it's mind-boggling, and to produce books at this insane level of quality makes it all even more so. But having a project under your own creative control means that you don't have to compromise on content or physical quality, and give people something truly special. This mode of creation leads into a purity that makes the intense work rewarding and thrilling.
Having produced Notes From A Kitchen Volumes One and Two, we have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of high-quality book production, distribution and shipping.
At this point the primary two-year documentary photography and interview phase is now completed, with image editing, copyediting and creative book design in full force and actual pages being prepared for press. The dollars from this campaign will go towards producing these beautiful Limited Edition books and if, by chance additional funds are raised, our intention is to add more special creative components into the books, and create launch events with the featured Chefs all across the country!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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