Learn to cook like a minimalist with John Pawson
John and Catherine Pawson’s new cookbook, Home Farm Cooking, offers a taste of life inside their kitchen
While cooking in a John Pawson kitchen might be a faraway dream for most, the chance to cook like the architectural designer in his own kitchen has just become achievable.
Alongide his wife, interior specialist Catherine, Pawson has released a new cookbook filled with recipes the pair regularly cook for family and friends.
Home Farm Cooking takes its name from the Pawson’s own Home Farm, a sprawling estate in the Cotswolds designed as a rural retreat from the bustle of London life.
A series of interconnected wood, stone and glass structures, Home Farm is a beacon of modernism set in the bucolic heart of the English countryside. It is a blend of simplicity and tradition that is reflected in the Pawsons’ recipes.
These include classic, hearty staples like fish pie and saffron chicken tagine with dried fruits, ideal for a cozy night at home or garden dinner party. There is also a range of simpler, yet no less delightful, recipes like roast carrots with creamy tahini dressing or burrata and grilled peaches, all of which are easy enough that they can be whipped up as a quick and satisfying lunch between Zoom meetings or packed up and served at your weekend picnic.
Beyond the recipes, Home Farm features unprecedented insight into Pawson’s lifestyle and home through personal stories and captivating photos. It all boils down to a book that is both a practical manual and escapist retreat, ideal for foodies and architectural enthusiasts alike. §