Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

Good Eats

By Carissa Carman and Gretchen Hooker
Rosendale, New York: Women's Studio Workshop, 2005. Edition of 80.

6.75 x 5.25"; 18 cards. Screen printed on Mohawk Superfine 160 lb. paper. 18 illustrated, loose leaf recipe cards. Art work on front of each card, a recipe on the back. Laid in four flap portfolio box covered in red cloth. Colophon tipped on interior of portfolio.

Women's Studio Workshop: "With its striking red portfolio case printed to reference a flashing marquee sign, Good Eats welcomes you to a roadside diner. Through the sharing of imagery and personal accounts the functional recipe cards portray the intimate connection between food, place, comfort, and memory."

Benjamin Genocchio, Artworks with Pages to be Turned and Savored, Art Review, New York Times March 12, 2009: Good Eats (2005) by Carissa Carman, with recipes contributed by members of the Women’s Studio Workshop along with little illustrations for each of the dishes. It is cute and fun and probably one of the few books here you could use. Among my favorite-sounding recipes is the Vietnamese-inspired 'Magic Rainbow Rolls With Legendary Peanut Sauce.'"