IKEA’s ‘Homemade Is Best’ Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

IKEA's 'Homemade Is Best' Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

IKEA's 'Homemade Is Best' Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

IKEA's 'Homemade Is Best' Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

IKEA's 'Homemade Is Best' Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

In the same vein as so many of my friends and acquaintances I have a love/hate relationship with Swedish homewares giant IKEA; however, I love everything about their new book of baking recipes, Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade Is Best). Styled by Evelina Bratell and photographed by Carl Kleiner, the cookbook’s photography eschews only presenting the finished dish in favour of also capturing the ingredients in artfully arranged still life imagery. It’s a little like deconstructed food photography where intricately displayed piles of sugar, egg yolks and vanilla pods are works of art. As far as I can tell the book is only available in instore in Sweden, but hopefully it will also be released internationally. At least my stomach hopes so.

See more images on Carl Kleiner’s portfolio.

5 Comments IKEA’s ‘Homemade Is Best’ Cookbook, Shot by Carl Kleiner

  1. Sanna September 27, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Love it! And it features Marie-biscuits! Oh, the memories.

    Also, I have a love-love relationship with IKEA. Down with the haters.

  2. Headshots_LA September 27, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Amazing art, photography, with his very own style!Thanks for sharing this with us. Nice reading your blog.

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  4. Gerlin October 6, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Amazingly beautiful! Who knew well-arranged ingredients could look this great? I for sure didn’t.

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