Mina Stone: Cooking for Artists

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About the Author

MINA STONE is the author of Cooking for Artists and a career chef. For years she cooked delicious lunches at Urs Fischer's Brooklyn-based art studio as well as gallery dinners for New York's art world. In 2019 she opened her own restaurant, Mina's, housed within MoMA's PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.

Gavin Brown is a novelist, video game director, and entrepreneur. His books include Josh Baxter Levels Up, Monster Club: Hunters for Hire, and installments of the 39 Clues and Spirit Animals series. He also created hit indie mobile game Blindscape and directed the 39 Clues, Spirit Animals, and Scholastic's Home Base video games. Brown lives in a former ice cream factory in New York City.
The social aspect is also a focus, so it is apt that Greek cuisine is predominant. The generous warmth and convivial atmosphere is porous - these are dinner parties you wished you could have been invited.-- "Maywarble"
Stone's cookbook has become a kind of guide for me at home, not just as an introduction to Greek food but also on how to cook for guests without going over the top.--Thessaly La Force "New York Times: T Magazine"
Cooking for Artists, a 2015 journal documenting the recipes Mina created for non-stop gallery events, has done well and is sold in every major museum. Drawing on Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures - and adding her own spin as a New Yorker - Mina calls her dishes "simple and accessible, featuring ingredients you can get from your corner store."--Geri Brin "Fab Over Fifty"
Renowned for the accessible conviviality of her menus, Stone is best known for her acclaimed 2015 book Cooking for Artists designed by artist Urs Fischer and featuring more than 70 of Stone's family-style recipes alongside drawings by artists--Gregory Pappas "Pappas Post"
Mina Stone's simple and colorful cooking has besotted the palates of artists and art galleries such as Urs Fischer, Elizabeth Peyton, Gagosian Gallery, and Gavin Brown's Enterprises. As a private chef to such luminaries, she has been given carte blanche to freely experiment in the kitchen to her heart's desire and, through the process, discovered a singular style of cuisine of her own: modern healthful dishes that pay homage to her Greek heritage and look like works of art themselves on the table, from shaved vegetable salads to braised meats.--Jessica Dang "Museeum"
Her simple-yet-nourishing style of cooking is well-suited to an era of homecooks confined largely to sprucing up their shelf-stable pantry items.--Emma Orlow "Time Out New York"
Get This Book If You: love Milton Avery seascapes, aspire to a wardrobe full of Rachel Comey, dream of a the perfect Greek Island Airbnb, or throw a lot dinner parties where you swan around in caftans and insist your guests have another helping of the tzatziki...--Tatiana Berg "Artnet"
Cooking With Artists is a beautifully considered manifestation of Stone's outlook and aesthetic. Containing forewords by Fischer and Brown, artworks by Cassandra MacLeod, Spencer Sweeney and Elizabeth Peyton, alongside concise recipes and photographs of Stone's own family meals, the resulting tome feels inspired and authentically personal.--Natalie Rigg "AnOther"
Stone started private cheffing to support herself after fashion school but eventually dropped the dress designing for food full-time, establishing a niche in the art world by catering gallery dinners and as Urs Fischer's in-studio cook. That job led to [her] book [Cooking for Artists] and to her next gig, as chef-partner of Mina's at MoMA PS1.--Robin Raisfield "Grubstreet"
"Cooking for Artists" has an undeniable ease in creation for the dishes outlined.-- "Maimoun"
Mina Stone is the chef artists love.-- "Milky Magazine"
Cooking for Artists, a recently published book of her amazing food, presents more than seventy of Stone's family-style recipes inspired by her Greek heritage and her love of simple, fresh, seasonal food. With beautiful color photography, the book is designed by Urs Fischer and includes drawings by Hope Atherton, Darren Bader, Matthew Barney, Alex Eagleton, Urs Fischer, Cassandra MacLeod, Elizabeth Peyton, Rob Pruitt, Peter Regli, Josh Smith, Spencer Sweeney, and Philippos Theodorides -- all members of the community of artists that delights in Stone's cooking.-- "Blogazine"
Mina Stone's Cooking for Artists shifts the "from the kitchen of..." model in a refreshing direction. The book is filled with simple Greek- and Persian-inspired recipes she cooked for the staff at artist Urs Fischer's studio and for events at Gavin Brown's gallery, illustrated with photos from Stone's blog and quirky drawings by artist friends. It's less about what artists like to eat and more about what Stone likes to feed people, with the art world as her backdrop--Andrea Gyorody "Stained Page News"
The lines between art and cooking are blurred for chef Mina Stone [...] Cooking for Artists, published under Fischer's imprint Kiito-San, includes 70 of Stone's family-style recipes inspired by her Greek heritage and passion for fresh, delicious food. Stone and Fischer sat down with us to discuss the cookbook, what takes place around the lunch table in Fischer's studio, and why even junk food can be considered "perfect food."-- "VICE"