Mary Ann Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French and Comparative Literature, Graduate School, City University of New York. She is the author of several books for Reaktion, including Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason (2017), Pablo Picasso (2005) and Salvador Dali (2008).
`This book provides a rich fund of anecdotes and recipes, mined from the notebooks and journals of writers and artists who also liked to cook. Picasso's charlotte au chocolat, Cezanne's knockout bitter orange wine, David Hockney's strawberry cake and Roy Lichtenstein's grilled bass all figure here, illustrated by their own or other artists' pictures.' - Telegraph Magazine; `The marriage of lookery and cookery is beguiling: the total effect is mouth-watering.' - Alex Danchev, Times Literary Supplement