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The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen — Cookbook & Ebook

The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen: Reimagining Comfort Food with a Chef Forager
Chestnut Fed Books, San Jose, California

©2018, Chestnut Fed Books

WRITER: Chad Hyatt
DESIGNERS: Chad Hyatt and Phyllis Peterson
PHOTOGRAPHER: ElenaFeldbaum.com
ILLUSTRATOR: Rosa Lara Fernandez

image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Cover
The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Cover

From client recommendations I get to meet and work with some truly amazing people. Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen™ recommended my work to Chad Hyatt, an avid mushroom forager and amazing chef who uses these wild treasures in his delightful recipes. Over the years, he had many photos of mushroom hunts showing these treasures growing in the wild and piled up in his kitchen.

Our biggest challenge was how to best combine the gorgeous professional photos by Elena Feldbaum, Chad's casual snaps from the field, adorable fungi illustrations by Rosa Lara Fernandez, and complicated recipe designs. These included long introductions and various sidebars (with and without photos, short, full page and multi-page) all of which needed to be worked into layouts that were consistent throughout. We came up with some delightful collages that clearly represent the joy of finding your own food.

Chad selected the highest quality paper and cover stock producing one of the finest books I have ever been privileged to design. It was printed as a 295-page, 8x10 inch, perfect-bound volume. You can purchase the gorgeous printed book or an interactive Ebook that can be used on desktops, iPads, tablets, and smart phones at: TheMushroomHuntersKitchen.com.

image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Title Page
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Title Page
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Table of Contents
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Table of Contents
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Warning Sidebar
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Warning Sidebar
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Chapter Opener Collage
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Chapter Opener
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Chapter Opener
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Chapter Opener
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Morels and Favas Introduction
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Morels & Favas
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Mushroom Bonanza!
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen — Mushrooms!
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Candy Cap Granola
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Candy Cap Granola
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Candy Cap Granola
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Candy Cap Granola
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Matsutake Recipes
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Matsutake Recipes
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Inky Pureé Introduction
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Inky Pureé
image: The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen Index
The Mushroom Hunter's
Kitchen Index

Client Testimonial

December 4, 2020

"Phyllis was a pleasure to work with. This was my first book, and she confidently guided me through every step of the process, from initial layout through the final proofs with the printing house. She did an amazing job of bringing my vision for this book to life. In the two years it’s been in print, I have gotten nothing but excellent reviews on the beautiful feel of the book. I wholeheartedly recommend Phyllis to anyone wanting to bring their own book to life."

Chad Hyatt, Chef Forager and Writer
TheMushroomHuntersKitchen.com