We’re Totally On Board With This New Food Trend
Food52 is already an established resource for food-trend-spotting, but now they’re talking about the next cool thing in crafting. The website’s kitchen and home shop, Provisions, is a big deal for us aspiring Gwyneths and Blakes — those of us who will not rest until our kitchen counters match our dish towels match our vintage tea kettles match our Le Creuset collection glossed in limited edition black onyx. So we took notice when Provisions stocked a collection of hand-embroidered vintage cookbooks by Brooklyn-based artist Jessica Reed.
Reed sources vintage cookbooks and then hand-stitches delicate details onto the covers, turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art. For sale on Food52 are The James Beard Cookbook, Julia Child + Company, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, How To Eat Better For Less Money and The French Chef Cookbook — all culinary classics you should have on your shelf anyway.
Reed also embroiders literary works (as well as other cookbooks) on her Etsy page. This Brit + Co writer’s personal favorite is the stitched-up copy of The Feminine Mystique. Is using a seminal feminist work of literature as an embroidery plate called fifth-wave feminism?
If you don’t find the book you’re looking for, Reed’s Etsy page states you may mail her a book of your choosing to be embroidered.
If you could have one book get a Jessica Reed treatment, which one would it be? Let us know in the comments below!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
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