Tutti Frutti the book
A book exploring the gustatory implications of fruit salad - Published in 2013
Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends, 2013
Published by Bompas & Parr Editions
Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends explores the gustatory implications of fruit salad. The new and sensual cookbook takes in architectural pineapples, the spaces of banana control, how blue became the international colour for raspberries and a luxurious host of fruit-centric recipes. For the fruit epic Bompas & Parr has worked with a merry crew of the world’s top photographers, chefs, artists, writers and illustrators.
This includes the illustrious Elena Arzak, Martin Parr, Alexis Gauthier, Justin Piers Gellatly of St John, Sam Jacob of FAT, Jennifer Rubell, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Joana Vasconcelos, Sissel Tolaas, Florence Knight, Nathan Pask, Noah Kalina, Patternity, Inventory Studio and many more...We asked what fruit salad meant to them. Their responses are so powerful they’ll make you genuflect, the recipes saying “on your knees” in a commanding voice.
Book photography by Andrew Stellitano, Jo Duck, Nathan Pask, Tom Sewell, Emma Rios/Olivia French/Katy Pople, Josef Kraska and Beth Evans.
BOMPAS & PARR EDITIONS
Tutti Frutti was the first book published, following the launch of Bompas & Parr’s own publishing house, Bompas & Parr Editions, in July, 2013. The enterprise was founded to print food related books, magazines and ephemera too savage, highbrow, niche, topical or provocative for conventional publishers to consider.The publishing house also focuses on making rare and out of print culinary masterworks accessible for food enthusiasts.
Tutti Frutti with Bompas & Parr and Friends went from inception to print in 92 days to accompany a large-scale installation at Kew Gardens. It contains food photography previously thought too suggestive to print and banned from Bompas & Parr’s previous cookbooks.
Forthcoming publications will include Spread the world’s first scratch ‘n’ sniff food pornography and Memoirs of a Stomach, a reprint of Sydney Whiting’s obscure book written from the point of view of a querulous and at times rebellious stomach. It is hoped that conversations hosted within the Gustatory Library will help shape and inform the future publishing agenda for Bompas & Parr Editions.
Harry Parr of Bompas & Parr states on Bompas & Parr Editions:
“We are not talking about the populist cookbooks that Jamie Oliver bangs out. Some of our publications will probably disgust, others are pretty droolworthy. We won’t sell many, but our books will be bought by people with well developed tastes.”