Julia Sherman Releases Debut Cookbook 'SALAD FOR PRESIDENT'
Artist, cook, creative director, and author Julia Sherman has announced the release of her debut cookbook, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists. Books can be purchased here.
A visually rich collection of inventive recipes and conversations with artists, architects and musicians, Salad for President offers a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of the most creative characters. Sherman visits unusual live/work spaces from Kyoto to Mexico City, interviewing and photographing her subjects as they cook and share a meal. The resulting volume offers insight into the inner lives of artists with a uniquely vegetable-obsessed perspective. Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists includes 75 of Sherman's own recipes organized by occasion from F*%k Brunch to Salad In Sweatpants: Casual Meals For People Who Already Love You. In addition, the book features contributions from: artist, musician, and director Laurie Anderson, photographer William Wegman, chef/activist Alice Waters, artist Tauba Auerbach, musicians Shinji Masuko and Maki Toba of Boredoms, architect Luis Barragán and the Luque Family, artist/activist Ron Finley, gardener and couture collector Madeleine Fitzpatrick, architect and inventor Harry Gesner, video artist and educator Yoshua Okón, and ceramicist Yui Tsujimura.
Since 2011, Salad For President has published interviews and recipes with such celebrated guests as artists Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Alison Knowles (Fluxus), and writer/musician Claire Evans (YACHT). Most recently, Salad for President collaborated with Lower East Side restaurant Dimes to host a brunch in support of Planned Parenthood. Engaged with everything from politics to ecology to art, Salad for President is more than a collection of delicious recipes-it is a celebration of the more intimate everyday practices that define the artists we know and love. Expanding on the blog, Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists is a go-to for readers who want more from their cookbooks than pantry staples and The Farm-to-table aesthetic. This is a book for people who want to live, cook, and host like an artist. Recipe Highlights from Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists:
About Julia Sherman
Julia Sherman is Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist, photographer, writer and cook. Sherman is the creator of Salad for President. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. Sherman has been a contributing artist/writer to Triple Canopy, White Zinfandel, Lucky Peach, and Cabinet Magazine. Her visual art has been shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Sculpture Center in Long Island City; Recess; and the Jewish Museum. Sherman was also the founder of the Los Angeles artist-run gallery Workspace, and has apprenticed with a weaver, a wig-maker and a cobbler.
About Salad for President
Salad for President is an evolving publishing project that draws a meaningful connection between food, art and everyday obsessions. In the Summer of 2014, Salad For President created the first ever MoMA PS1 Salad Garden, reimagining the previously unused rooftop of the museum as a public space for heirloom vegetables, performances and dinners. The second Salad Garden was installed at the Los Angeles Getty Museum in 2015.