Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes)
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"To marvel." - Florence Fabricant, New York Times
"Knives & Ink, that's a cool book!" - The Today Show
"Every tattoo offers a glimpse into the minds of those who live through the long hours, burns, sweat, and joys of America's kitchens. Sprinkled with recipes from the featured chefs, the book is a tribute to creativity, both in food and on the skin." - Vice
"[Knives & Ink] stands out from most tattoo books by illustrating, not photographing, people and their tattoo art, and by emphasizing the narratives behind them." - Los Angeles Times
"One of the fall's most unusual books is a gorgeous look at the tattoos (and the stories behind them) of 65 chefs, some famous, some not." - Entertainment Weekly's "Must-Read Books of the Fall"
"Sharp, fresh and needed . . . The tattoos are merely the doorway into this world . . . It's the characters and their humanity that make Knives & Ink so readable." - San Francisco Chronicle
"You'll be wowed by the moving, even majestic origin stories of chefs of all stripes in KNIVES & INK." - Elle
"[The] stories are alternately cheeky and poignant--but regardless of who they are and where they cook, Knives & Ink offers another look into the creative, scrappy, food-filled lives of some of our favorite chefs." - Food & Wine.com
"This follow up to Fitzgerald and MacNaughton's awesome Pen & Ink is a beautifully illustrated collection of chefs' tattoos and the stories behind them. The tales behind the ink are as varied and vibrant as the body art they explain, and reveal a diversity of life experiences--troubles and triumphs both." - Nylon, "Must-Read List"
"A gorgeous and illuminating glimpse into whole worlds: meals cooked, loves lost, and lives lived." - Rachel Khong, Executive Editor, Lucky Peach
"In this lovely, funny, occasionally absurd, frequently very moving book, the figure of the tattooed chef -- so often reduced to a clichéd pork-belly punchline -- takes on a beautiful humanity. Its pages prove that it's no surprise that the men and women who work in kitchens are often drawn to the indelibility of tattoos; their stories of both food and ink are told in languages of passion, art, memory, and identity." - Helen Rosner, Executive Editor, Eater
"Through its sheer variety of tattoos, stories, and recipes, Knives & Ink celebrates the incredible creativity, passion, and inspiration to be found in the culinary community. A fantastic book." - Jamie Bissonnette, Best Chef Northeast, James Beard Foundation Awards
"Every tattoo, like every dish, has a distinct personality. These portraits, both lighthearted and complex, will make you see chefs in a whole new way. Plus, it's so much fun!" - John Gorham, four-time James Beard Awards nominee
"Whether the subjects are showing off a motivational phrase, honoring a loved one lost with angel wings, or celebrating the bounty of fruits and vegetables in a bright sleeve, these chefs lay bare the inspirations behind their tattoos and their reasons for joining the culinary ranks. Knives & Ink is a moving read as well as feast for the eyes." - CraveOnline
"Knives & Ink is the perfect intersection of everything we find delicious--beautifully-told stories, tattoos, food, recipes, confessions . . . You'll constantly find new things on every page, and as you dig in, you'll be moved by more than just your hunger." - Tattoodo.com
"Fitzgerald and MacNaugton are back with a new book of lovingly illustrated tattoos and the stories behind them." - Brooklyn Magazine
"KNIVES & INK is an engaging read, with tales that are poignant, bittersweet, inspirational and occasionally funny." - San Jose Mercury News
"These chef's stories remind readers just how dedicated they are to their craft . . . Pairing each story with a sumptuously drawn illustration of the tattoo, Knives & Ink invites readers further into the lives of each chef." - Napa Valley Register's "Cookbooks ideal for holiday gift-giving"
"The perfect gift for anyone who's fascinated by stories, food, chefs, ink, or cooking but doesn't have the time to start a 500 page novel. Plus, Wendy Macnaughton's illustrations completely make the book!" - Ace Natural's "2016 Holiday Foodie Gift Guide"
"The ensuing sixty-five stories run alternately cheeky and earnest, and come from Michelin chefs and scrappy line workers. Collectively, the tales offer a vivid glimpse into cooks' lives and creative processes, and prove, once and for all, that chefs take their tattoos almost as seriously as their knives." - Michigan Quarterly Review
"This book is just too cool." - Bustle, "18 Books To Give Your Best Friend This Holiday Season"