An Artist’s Kitchen: Food, Art & Wisdom of a Bohemian Cowboy is a beautiful coffee table book full of recipes, paintings, poems, stories, music, family and history. I’m really excited to share this cookbook with you!
This book was given to me by a friend, Richard, who was a dear friend of the author, Kenvin Lyman (AKA “The Utah Kid”). Sadly, Kenvin passed away in 2011 — Richard then saw his book, that was twelve years in the making, to fruition.
I didn’t know much about the book or anything about Kenvin when I received it, and to be honest, I was a bit nervous about it. My hope was that the book would would be something I’d want to write about, but knew I only would if I truly liked it, and if it resonated with me in some way.
Well . . . I loved it.
An Artist’s Kitchen: Food, Art & Wisdom of a Bohemian Cowboy
It’s quite amazing, really. It’s packed with wonderful, healthful recipes primarily made with ingredients Kenvin grew at home — he was all about local, fresh and sustainable food.
What’s inside this book from a Bohemian Cowboy?
And the recipes are only the half of it — this is much more than a cookbook. Kenvin’s, An Artist’s Kitchen: Food, Art & Wisdom of a Bohemian Cowboy, is also an art book full with paintings of his home, land and pretty much every meal he and his family ate. (How cool is that!?) These paintings evoke much more than an appetite with their rich, warm colors and brushstrokes.
This is also a book of poetry, stories, music, family and history.
Thank you, Richard, for sharing this book with me.
Every foodie would love to see An Artist’s Kitchen on their coffee table!
Though, foodie or not, I think everyone would thoroughly enjoy it.
Pictured here are a few of my favorite pages in the book.
“Kenvin was a unique and exceptionally talented man who tragically passed away in early 2011. He was a world class cook, wine maker, organic farmer, gardener, author, illustrator, fine artist, singer/songwriter, curator, teacher, husband, father and grandfather.” — Richard Taylor
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