Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
A lifetime of cooking - recipes, history, her favorite places, and kitchen philosophy.
People often want to know how it works in Karin’s head. Simple, because she thinks of nothing but food. The best dishes arise in her head. This is who she is, that’s what she does. Over the years she started writing down her story – that of a lifetime of cooking – recipes, history, backgrounds, her favorite places, inspiration and kitchen philosophy.
About the chef
‘This book is for people who - like me - love life, are not on a diet and take inspiration from the small things.’
For Karin, cooking is not just about technique or precise recipes. Of course, knowledge is useful and you don’t become a chef overnight. But it is also about taste, creativity and the courage to create something. With your flavors and with beautiful products. Looking for the perfect balance in the pan. Smell, taste, try. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to taste surprising.
You can shape this book to your own liking. In your kitchen at home or en voyage (ideally suitable to throw in your suitcase). And if a dish doesn't turn out as planned: straighten your shoulders, bluff a little and pretend it was conceived that way. Trust Karin: it works.
The recipes are accompanied by tasteful photography from Zora Spook - Karin's daughter