‘Jake’s beautiful book is an engaging and exciting personal story of discovery of the sea and ﬁsh cookery. He tells it passionately as a new enthusiast and also visually as a photographer and designer. When you cook and eat his delicious Venetian bigoli with clams and New York crab cakes, his Swedish soused herrings and Japanese sushi and sashimi you are able to conjure up the worlds they were born in – the ﬁshing villages and coastal landscapes, the ﬁshermen and their boats, the markets, smoke houses and restaurants.’
'Artist Jake Tilson's latest book In at the Deep End, Cooking Fish, Venice to Tokyo, is out in September. And he's promoting it with this rather lovely pack of food-related goodies. Jake Tilson has always been one of the more original voices in graphic design, his playful, multilayered work defying both convention and easy description.
... all of which, as well as being a very pleasant thing to receive in the post, hint at the incredible invention and level of detail to be found in the finished book which is published by Quadrille in September.'
CREATIVE REVIEW blog
'Like it? I'm mad about it. So much so that I was forlorn when I got to the final page. In At The Deep End is a book to read, study, marvel at, cook with or simply to smile at. It's the finest book about food and family that I've read in years.
In At The Deep End is a fishy cornucopia on a breathtaking scale that continues to reveal new delights with every reading.'
Eggs on the Roof
‘The book captures you from the get go. It's a conversation in print, a recipe in the kitchen and a feast for the eyes. A book to be savoured and enjoyed - it's to be used too.’
‘It is a visual delight as well as a good read and a useful cookbook. It is an enjoyable book on many levels. Ostensibly I suppose it is a cookbook containing as it does over 70 fish recipes, but it is also a wonderful collage of travel stories, doodles, information, photos, sketches reminiscences, jokes and apparently, if you go to his website, Jake will be uploading a podcast for each chapter to help set the scene.‘
PRAISE FOR TILSON'S FIRST COOKBOOK A TALE OF 12 KITCHENS
'A joy to read and to look at, heart-warming, inspirational and delightfully nostalgic.'
'Fascinating and the recipes are delicious. Tilson has created an exhilarating work of art around his love of food.'
'A gorgeously evocative food memoir and recipe book. It catalogues Jake’s many experiences of food... Simply stunning.'
'The artist and designer Jake Tilson is an epic food enthusiast, but in this marvelously layered exploration of his culinary life, he sidesteps tedium at every turn... I have not enjoyed a recipe book so much for a long time.'
TOM JAINE - GUARDIAN
A Tale of 12 Kitchens available from Amazon.com