Pepper: The Spice that Changed the World by Christine McFadden (Absolute Press)
Art Direction: Design and Layout: Matt Inwood
Photography: Jason Lowe | Food Styling: Trish Hilferty
Pepper is a thorough and fascinating exploration of single-subject book. The history and lore around the peppercorn in all its froms, together with extensive notes on its botany and cultivation make up the first part of this book. The second and major part is dedicated to over 100 recipes, from simple spice mixes to dishes where pepper plays a fundamental and sometimes transformational role. The author used to be a designer with the internationally acclaimed design agency Pentagram, so it was a joy to put this book together for Christine and to learn a few new things from her as we went along!