LEE MILLER; A LIFE WITH FOOD, FRIENDS & RECIPES

by Ami Bouhassane with introduction by Antony Penrose

A Middle East inspired table at Farley Farm House, recipes by Lee Miller (© Levent Ultanur)

 

More than a book of recipes, this cookbook explores Lee Miller’s life through the influence of food and how it transcends to become the creative vehicle for which she eventually swaps her camera and uses it to build bridges, heal old wounds, and to empower other women.

A woman of many lives and mistress of her own re-invention, Lee Miller: model, surrealist and fashion photographer, war correspondent and gourmet cook, does everything wholeheartedly and with an imaginative flair. Much has been written about the varied forms of her creativity but Lee Miller’s achievement as a gourmet chef is usually left to being an endnote. Her granddaughter Ami Bouhassane sees this part of her life as Miller’s longest battle and most extraordinary personal accomplishment in every sense.

Ami Bouhassane is a trustee of the Lee Miller Archives and has worked closely with the material for more than nineteen years. This intimacy with the work has given her a unique insight to her grandmother’s life and access to never before published manuscripts and photographs which reveal a previously unknown aspect of Miller.

Illustrated by Miller’s pictures, the book also features more than hundred recipes and material from the cookbook that Lee Miller was secretly hoping to publish at the end of her life.

Project Editor: Karen Hagen
Recipes have been facilitated and tested by: Hilary Woulfe
New photos by: Levent Ultanur, www.silenzia.com
Design and layout by: Forest, www.forestry.no

Format: Hardback
Size: 230 x 280 mm
Pages: 352 pp
ISBN: 9788299757454
Price: NOK 399,-

Publishing date is 14th of November 2017.

Pre-order copies available from adlibris.com or by email to grapefruktforlag@gmail.com. Signed copies by the author are available from leemiller.co.uk