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Food Faces Written by Rudi Sodamin, Foreword by Thomas Keller
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Food Faces: 150 Feasts for the Eyes

Written by Rudi Sodamin, Foreword by Thomas Keller

  • October 24, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • Cooking - Entertaining
  • Welcome Books
  • 8-3/4 x 8-3/4
  • $29.95
  • $40.00
  • 978-1-59962-142-5

About This Book

This colorful book of food art invites even the most discriminating palate to play with his or her food.
Edible ingredients are transformed into whimsical happy faces by the expert hand of chef Rudi Sodamin. In this inventive volume, he uses both everyday and luxury foods—grapes, apples, chile peppers, salmon roe, caviar, and black truffles, among many other items—to craft more than 150 funny faces that are sure to inspire both laughter and wonder. Like a modern Arcimboldo, Sodamin has carefully assembled these images using nothing but food items. Each face is a unique piece of art: vibrant in color, rich in texture, and constructed in an incredibly imaginative way.
This book has a universal appeal that crosses all ages, languages, cultures—and food groups. Food Faces makes a great gift for anyone who needs a little lift.

About the Author

Rudi Sodamin, chef, photographer, and culinary pop artist, is the driving force of fine dining on all Holland America Line cruise ships and also consults with Seabourn and Carnival PLC on their culinary programs. He is a member of the Academie Culinaire de France, the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, and the prestigious Club des Chefs des Chefs. He is opening his own restaurant, Rudi’s Sel de Mer, on Koningsdam and Statendam in 2018. His food-face art is featured on the famed Bernardaud porcelain. Thomas Keller is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. His restaurants include Per Se, French Laundry, and Bouchon.


  • "Chef Rudolph ‘Rudi' Sodamin doesn’t want you to just eat your food, he wants you to come face-to-face with it. The award-winning chef is a master of original plating. Getting up close and personal with his 'food face' creations is a unique adventure."
    Martha Stewart
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