La Figa is a colorful, delicious exposition of chef/artist Tiberio Simone's approach to life. His philosophy is simple: Eat Well & Make Love.
It's a gorgeously produced volume, impeccably designed by Phil Kovacevich, combining photography and prose. The wonderful photos, by Matt
Freedman, are the lush center of the book. Food on naked people? It's amazing! The cucumber mermaid, the seaweed god... Tiberio's culinary skills,
displaying nature's bounty on a range of humanity, are only part of the photographs' appeal. The intimacy and delicacy implied, the grace
of human relations, and the patience, are humbling.
And the recipes! They are on pages designed differently from the rest of the book, for easy reference, and are written in Tiberio's charming, easy style.
They are simple, delicious and effective.
Food as nourishment, as something to share, as a gift and as an appreciation of the planet's abundance...
This is a great gift for lovers of delicious natural food, for lovers of art photography, and just for LOVERS.