Design Your Life: The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
These place cards are also tiny menus. The graphic is a baked-to-order pie painting by my daughter Hannah.
Inside I tucked a passage from my favorite historic cook book writer, Hannah Woolley, delivering a Rabelaisian ode to the art of carving:
Thigh that Woodcock, mince that Plover, wing that Quail, and wing that Partridge, allay that Pheasant, untack that Curlew, unjoynt that Bittern, dissigate that Peacock, display that Crane, dismember that Hern, unbrace that mallard, spoyl that Hen, sawce that Capon, lift that Swan, reer that Goose….
Visible in the background? Yes, those are store-bought pies. Sorry, but I’d rather be photoshopping …— Julia Lupton · 2008-11-27