Athena Calderone is a celebrated interior designer, entertaining expert, and author of her debut cookbook, Cook Beautiful, available nationwide October 10th, 2017. Deemed “the modern girl’s Martha Stewart” by T: The New York Times Style Magazine, she is recognized and respected in culinary, fashion, and design worlds alike. Whether layering flavors in the kitchen, setting a bountiful table, or designing a room, Athena is renowned for her use of graceful yet juxtaposed pairings–always with an underpinning of sophistication. Fueled by her belief that beautiful food and design bring us together and turn little moments into lasting memories, Athena remains committed to pushing the boundaries of her craft.
Her first cook book, Cook Beautiful, includes 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation. With focus on the visual side of cooking, each recipe is accompanied by a photograph and a “Swoon Tip,” in which Calderone spills her secrets for making food look as good as it tastes. Each section also includes a tablescape inspired by the season, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips.