More Than Our Bellies Cookbook
“Food is like love, the love we dream about, the love we give and the love we receive”.
- Phillip Lim (Asian-American fashion designer)
Photographer Viviane Sassen joined Phillip Lim in a visual expression of delicious recipes spanning 99 pages, which capture the idea of cooking as an expression of love for home, and particularly love for his mother, who “spoke her love” through heartwarming dining experience for the whole family.
Creating a nostalgic and tender mood, it makes you want to open the door, sneak a peek at the secrets of his family kitchen. Recipes that move, through delicious comfort food and simple “Mom's basil ginger chicken” or “Hanianese chicken rice”; beside you will find cheerful notes from the author with handy tips: “This is my cheat dish—I buy the duck already roasted from the Chinese market because nobody does it better.” or “Market roast duck noodle soup.”—a beautiful detail which turns a read of this book into a conversation with the author himself.
Image credit: Vivian Sassen