©2018, Chestnut Fed Books
WRITER: Chad Hyatt
DESIGNERS: Chad Hyatt and Phyllis Peterson
PHOTOGRAPHER: Elena Feldbaum
ILLUSTRATOR: Rosa Lara Fernandez
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.
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