Beaumont's Kitchen. Lessons on Food, Life and Photography with Beaumont Newhall. Numerous contributing writers and photographers.
Radius Books, Santa Fe.
One evening in 1956 our friend Andrew Wolf burst into our house in Rochester with the startling
news that he had bought a weekly suburban paper, The Brighton-Pittsford Post. He explained that
he planned to report local news and publish columns on a variety of subjects, such as reviews of the
theater, concerts, motion pictures and cooking.“You’ll be the food editor,” he told me! “What! I can’t
do that!”“Why not? I know you can write because I like to read it. You can cook well, because I like to
eat it.”—Beaumont Newhall, Focus: Memoirs of a Life in Photography, 1993.
Often referred to as the “Father of Photographic History,” the legendary curator and critic
Beaumont Newhall was known by his intimate circle—which included Ansel Adams, Edward
Weston and Henri Cartier-Bresson, among many others—as a great chef and a gracious host. This
beautifully designed volume, with images printed in deluxe duotones, contains a key selection of
articles and recipes culled from Epicure Corner, Newhall’s weekly column for The Brighton-Pittsford
Post, which appeared in the Rochester, New York, newspaper from 1956 to 1969. The columns are
accompanied by a selection of photographs by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Beaumont Newhall, Janet Russek, Ralph Steiner, Paul Strand, Todd Webb, Edward Weston and Minor White.
Essay by David Scheinbaum. Contributions by MaLin Wilson-Powell, Amy Conger, Christopher Rocca, Jeanne Adams, Milton Esterow, Diana Edkins, Stuart Ashman, Elizabeth Glassman, Thomas Barrow, Mary Alinder and Bill Jay.