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Home Farm Cooking

c. 2021

by John Pawson

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During the pandemic, a time of uncer­tainty and unrest, world-renowned archi­tect John Pawson and his wife Cather­ine birthed Home Farm Cooking, a cook­book that goes beyond recipes to high­light a simple lifestyle and the home. Created twenty years after the famed Living and Eating cook­book, Home Farm Cooking got its name from their Cotswold getaway, Home Farm, orig­i­nally meant for long week­ends and family gath­er­ings. Now, it is where they have turned to during the pandemic, and they are still there now, cele­brat­ing the change of the seasons in the way that Home Farm Cooking does. 

Every dish is presented exactly as it would be if you sat down for a meal at Home Farm. The recipes are from Catherine’s approach, simi­larly to the dishes in Living & Eating written twenty years prior from Annie Bell’s perspec­tive, while John designed much of the home­ware, cook­ware and table­ware for every­day use. Food shared and enjoyed in a space designed to accom­mo­date the seasonal shift is a staple of this book. These include classic, hearty staples like fish pie and saffron chicken tagine with dried fruits, ideal for a cozy night at home or garden dinner party. Ulti­mately, Home Farm Cooking is the perfect guide for making cooking and living less stressful. 

Home Farm Cooking and Living & Eating can be purchased together for $300 as well as purchased separately.

John Pawson

United Kingdom

Few designers have done more with less than John Pawson. A simple expanse of stone, a careful application of glazing—Pawson has spent almost four decades utilizing the tenets of minimalism to create thoughtful spaces to think. Born in Halifax in 1949, Pawson studied both at Eton and at his family’s textile mill before a teaching trip to Japan introduced him to that country’s architectural and aesthetic traditions. After returning to London to study at the Architectural Association, he formed his own practice in 1981. Since then, he’s merged the spiritual and the substantive, devising innovative architectural solutions to the problems of scale and light.

While Pawson has applied his clear-eyed gaze to the theatrical, crafting ballet sets for the L’Opéra Bastille in Paris and London’s Royal Opera House, he’s most at home in residential projects, whether for the jet-set clientele at Ian Schrager’s projects from Hollywood to Miami Beach or Cistercian Monks at the Abbey of Our Lady of Nový Dvůr in Bohemia.

Since even the sparest space must be filled with functional objects, in 2013 Pawson designed the inaugural collection of tableware and home accessories for Beatrice de Lafontaine’s When Objects Work, a collaboration which continues to this day. And after publishing seven books with Phaidon, Pawson was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2019.

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