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Photography by Meg McComb
THE GAMBLE HOUSE COOKBOOK:
Good Design Good Food
 
The Gamble House CookBook
 
192 pages
7" x 9 "
ISBN: 978-1-890449-48-3
$30
Hardcover
Lay-flat binding
 
 
 

In 1908 David and Mary Gamble built a house in Pasadena to enjoy the famously mild winters of Southern California, leaving behind their Cincinnati home for a few months every year. They selected Charles and Henry Greene to design the winter home that would become an icon of the American Arts and Crafts movement.



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The Gamble House Cookbook: Good Design, Good Food, presents nearly 200 easy and delicious recipes served by members of the Docent Council of The Gamble House since 1966. Celebrity chef Mark Peel of Campanile Restaurant, Los Angeles, interprets a selection of Mary Gamble’s handwritten recipes, reproduced here for the first time. Award-winning architect and educator Robert Harris visualizes the joys of living in this architectural treasure. Intimate domestic images by Meg McComb transport the reader to one of America’s most beautiful homes. The book also provides a rare glimpse into Gamble-family life with anecdotes and photos from descendants.



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Author affiliation and brief biography:

Mark Peel 
Mark Peel is the executive chef and owner of Campanile restaurant. He was born and raised in both Southern and Northern California. Before opening Spago in 1982 as head chef under Wolfgang Puck, a position he held for 3 1/2 years, he spent a year working at the celebrated Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. In 1985, he and Nancy Silverton put in six months revamping Maxwell's Plum in New York. In June of 1989, he opened Campanile restaurant.

Robert S. Harris

Bob Harris is former Dean of the School of Architecture, as well as a former Director of USC Graduate Studies in Architecture. One of the first five educators in the U.S. named Distinguished Professor by the ACSA, Professor Harris has won awards for design and research for work in Oregon and California, has Chaired the Los Angeles Mayor's Design Advisory Panel, and the Downtown Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.  He was the founder and past president of the Urban Design Advisory Coalition and a former president of the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Meg McComb

Photographer Meg McComb, a former restauranteur and chef, began providing hand-tipped photocards to her culinary friends in the mid-90s. Attention to detail, visual ingenuity and an eye for composition easily combined with Meg's travels abroad and around local kitchens and gardens.



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