Today I'm super excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming book 'Yvestown in de Keuken' - Yvestown in The Kitchen. Without spoiling the content, it's a cookbook+ packed with 50 easy everyday recipes and 13 beautiful kitchens of my food loving friends and family spread over 272 pages.
TA-DA one with and one without the promotional sleeve.
I've been wanting to make a book for quite a while but my ideas don't really match the current "stuffy" book industry. The idea of combining food with interiors may sound simple but it isn't for bookshops as there's no category "Food & Interiors". In the end I teamed up with Uitgeverij Snor, an edgy Dutch publishing house, with "out of the box ideas". I love the line Queen Latifah quotes in the film 'The Secret Life of Bees' when her autistic sons says; "but mom I don't fit in any box", "well son then they have to build a bigger box". Snor is building bigger boxes people.
As for the design my friend, Roel, and I wanted to create something old fashioned yet timeless. I definitely didn't want an image cover as I always love books with a graphic cover. The inside is even better ....
The book will be in shops in The Netherlands and Belgium in March 2014. Hopefully soon after it's official release it will be available in more languages and in more countries. I'll keep you posted here and over at books.yvestown.com
But for now I'm dead chuffed, tired, satisfied and ready to go back on a diet. Did you know that making a cookbook puts on 8 kilo?
I would love to hear your feedback.