Eye Candy: Penguin UK's Great Food Series

Released earlier this month, the 20 books of Penguin UK's Great Food series feature gorgeous covers designed by famed British book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Our favorite detail? Each cover is inspired by a ceramic pattern from the same period in which the book was originally released.

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The series is an eclectic mix of titles, from Isabella Beeton's classic cookery book The Campaign for Domestic Happiness to Alice B. Toklas's memoir-turned-cookbook Murder in the Kitchen. There's even a collection of essays by one of our favorite food writers, the hilarious Calvin Trillin.

We love that the ceramic design theme of each cover seems to evoke a certain time and place, adding another dimension to these works of great food writing.

Check it out: Great Food Series - Penguin UK

Related: Good Idea: Start a Food Lit or Cookbook Book Club

(Images: Penguin Books)

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Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and infant son. You can read more of her writing at Eat Your Greens.