|Title||Chili: A Recipe|
|Artist / Creator||David Esslemont|
|Press Name||Solmentes Press|
|Place of Publication||Decorah, IA|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress from original woodblocks|
|Number of Images||39|
|Structure / Binding||Japanese stab binding with paper and cloth covers|
|Paper Stock||Zerkall 7625|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||11 x 15 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Inspired by winning a chili cook-off at my home in northeast Iowa, I present the prize-winning recipe in thirty-nine woodcuts in this hand-crafted book. Starting from scratch, I toast ancho chiles, make vegetable stock, grind beef from farmer friends, add homegrown garlic, homemade tomato sauce and much more . . . The final touch is a topping of spicy sour cream garnished with fresh fresno, habanero and jalapeno chiles. This edition is the regular edition. A deluxe edition of 10 deluxe leather bound copies of this book are also available; contact 23 Sandy for deluxe pricing and availability. Congratulations David Esslemont, a BEST OF SHOW AWARD winner for FEAST!
Artist BioDavid Esslemont was born in England, and studied Fine Art in London. From 1985 to 1997, he was Artistic Director of the University of Wales Gregynog Press. He has won many book design awards including the Felice Feliciano International Award for Book Design in 1991. Esslemont has lectured widely in the U.K. and U.S.A., and his work can be found in both private and public collections worldwide. His archive to 2005 is held at the University of Iowa. He has been an artist-in-residence in both England and America. He now lives on a farm in northeast Iowa and continues his work as an artist, designer, printer, bookbinder, publisher and farmer.