Our man Ben meets Corinne Mynatt, author of 'Tools for Food' and the owner of all the incredible tools for food featured in our concurrent exhibitions in Shoreditch and Marylebone. Ben and Corinne talk French items in this episode.
For this year's London Design Festival we have collaborated with author Corinne Mynatt on a launch and related exhibition to mark the publication of her new book Tools for Food: The stories behind objects that influence how and what we eat.
Running from 18 – 26 September 2021, the launch will be accompanied by a display in both our Shoreditch and Marylebone shops, incorporating objects featured in the book and exhibited alongside our own kitchen tool icons. The display will be a nod to Julia Child’s kitchen, utilising the pegboard system to hang kitchen objects and tools. The book is the début publication for the Nashville-born, East London based writer, curator and creative producer.
The book’s content ranges from a 4th century Korean fermenting crock to a hyper-stylised, 21st century Italian lemon juicer, showing how each and every tool for food that has been made in part contributes to the way we eat, cook and live today. Organised by function – such as Prep & Wash, Weigh & Measure, Cut & Chop – the book features 250 of the best loved, most intriguing and indisputably iconic kitchen utensils, exploring everything from their historical relevance as a design object to their place in our homes today. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating photographs and illustrations of objects throughout, Tools for Food examines the relationship between cooking and culture in the most expansive of ways.
Tools for Food will be exclusively available during London Design Festival before it publishes on 23rd September in the UK, USA and Australia. Corinne will be present for book signing at our Shoreditch shop during the Shoreditch Design Triangle’s late night event on Tuesday 21st September. Drinks will be provided by the East London Liquor Company.