A book with an ‘anti-cover’ that all but one of the panel wanted to have! But though the cover is more suggestive of a bus or train timetable, this is a cookery book about restaurants that the authors say are here to stay in Amsterdam with its enormous range of eateries. Books on cookery aren’t always designed to be used in the kitchen and this book makes no pretensions to being a chic cookbook. The design is very accessible, in an almost old-fashioned clear style reminiscent of the seventies. The mise en page could have been a little more sophisticated and the salt-free endpapers in offset might have been more tasteful. The atmosphere of each restaurant and the neighbourhood in which it finds itself is well captured. The photographs are so good you can almost hear the dish sizzling in the pan!

Author Famke & Floor van Praag

Year 2016

Language Dutch

Publisher Caperleaves, Amsterdam

Designer Vanessa van Dam, photographs by Petrovsky & Ramone

Prepress Deeptone (image editing), CO2 Premedia, Amersfoort

Printer Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften, Amersfoort

Binder Wilco Boeken en Tijdschriften, Amersfoort

Size 200 x 270 x 19

Number of pages 240 p.

Print run 4,500

Price € 29.95

ISBN 978 90 826144 0 4

Font Times New Roman (Monotype)

Binding style sewn hardback, with a rounded spine

Material 150gsm Magno Volume (interior), 140gsm Maxioffset (endpapers), 135gsm glazed MC over 2.5 mm grey board (binding matt laminated, with UV spot varnish at the front)