Kitchen typography

17 January 2011
Ben Pentreath

Yesterday afternoon I was having a look at a couple of beautiful cookbooks I found at Bridport Old Books on Saturday. They prompted me to think how nice 1940s and 50s cookbooks are, with their covers by Bawden or Faber & Faber typesetting (although maybe you can spot Rose’s Aga Recipes, which is a stalwart of the Utility Room?).

Which led me in turn to think how much I like all typefaces in the kitchen.  I quite like making sure I keep sugar in the sugar jar, currants in the currant jar, and flour in the flour bin. Although to be honest my bread prefers to live in the freezer.

I guess we can tell from the spines of my cookbooks that I learnt to cook with Delia!

One reply on “Kitchen typography”

Every lovely photograph of your Parsonage has me biting my fist -not literally but figuratively! SO perfect, and I mean it!

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