A rare satirical cookbook by a young Andy Warhol is being auctioned by Bonham’s, with an estimated price of $30,000-$50,000. Wild Raspberries, which took its name from Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film Wild Strawberries, pokes fun at haute cuisine: “Omlet Greta Garbo” is “always to be eaten alone in a candlelit room”; “Gefilte of Fighting Fish,” calls on the cook to “immerse them in sea water and allow them to do battle until they completely bone each other. Take the fillets, stir in white wine and serve slightly chilled.”
This whimsical book, of which there are just 34 copies, was a collaboration – Warhol illustrated, his mother did the calligraphy, interior decorator Suzie Frankfurt wrote the words for the parodies and the four schoolboys who lived upstairs from the artist’s home coloured it in. It is the last book Warhol completed before he shot to fame in 1962 with his Pop Art renditions of Campbell’s Soup tins and Coca-Cola bottles.
“The books perfectly capture the puckish nature of much of Warhol’s work,” Bonhams book specialist Darren Sutherland told The Guardian. “[They] were done in the spirit of fun, with a bit of self-promotion.”
Ingredient of the week: vodka
Vodka is good for more than just drinking, says supermodel Gigi Hadid (although it’s good for that too). I add the spirit to tomato pasta sauce for a spicy kick, she revealed in her Instagram Stories. The recipe is simple: after you have softened the onions, but before you add the tomatoes, put in a tablespoon of vodka and let it evaporate. In Hadid’s words, it’s “sauccyyyyyy”.