Enrique Olvera brings a taste of Mexico to London

Last week, the city’s restaurants welcomed the chef and his innovative take on Mexican home cooking

Enrique Olvera in Lyle's, London

'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The writer fast tracks us through some great art in the newly updated paperback edition of the seminal book

Deborah Bright, Dream Girls, 1989 – 90. © the artist. From Art & Queer Culture

Mario Sorrenti talks Kate Moss in Dallas

This Saturday in Texas the photographer will talk about the relationship that shaped 90s fashion

Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti, from Kate by Mario Sorrenti

The German expressionist who photographed teen fashion

In new book Issues, Vince Aletti highlights the American career of German émigré Hermann Landshoff

A spread from Junior Bazaar, November 1945, by Hermann Landsoff, as reproduced in Issues

They might be 'dirty beans' but they taste delicious

In Enrique Olvera’s new book, you get great Mexican recipes, and also some of the wordplay behind them

Northern Beans, also known as frijoles charros or frijoles pierces - from Enrique Olivera's Tu Casa Mi Casa

Doan Ly of a.p. bio - Not your Grandmother's Florist

Inspired by paintings, theatre and dance the New York floral designer is expanding the way we define beauty

Floral design by a.p. bio

How Sir Edwin Lutyens combined old styles in new ways

On the 150th anniversary of Lutyens’ birth we look at Little Thakeham - his fusing of Tudor and Grand Manner

Sir Edwin Lutyens, Little Thakeham, for Ernest Blackburn, drawing room, near Storrington, West Sussex, England, UK, completed 1902. Image courtesy of Ashleigh Wigley, from Interiors

The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

In Asia and Latin America the animal is a pejorative term for gay men - but these gay men are taking the term back

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (a.k.a. Faluda Islam) grew up in Pakistan. In Arabic poetry, a deer often symbolizes an effeminate young man. In Brazil, the word deer ('veado') is commonly used as a slang to insult gay men, 2017, by Jamil Hellu

James Beard shortlists Phaidon chefs for 2019 awards

Corey Lee’s Benu, Jeremy Fox’s Rustic Canyon and Matt Abergel’s Chicken and Charcoal book are all up for prizes

Chef Matt Abergel, from Chicken and Charcoal: Yakitori, Yardbird, Hong Kong

Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

The pair’s new take on an old work explores the gulf between social spot and gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset Looped Bar (front) 2018 Corian, MDF, stainless steel, beer taps, stools. Color Field (back) 2018. Corian, glass, Plexiglas, LED, aluminium, stainless steel. Courtesy of the artists and Kukje Gallery. Photo: Elmar Vestner

Yes, you can eat cactus - let Enrique Olvera show you how

In Mexico, they don’t let a few pricks get in the way of a good salad - as the chef and author explains

Cactus salad, as featured in Tu Casa Mi Casa

Sophia Moreno Bunge - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The darkroom was this LA photographer-turned-florist's first love but her blooms are as pretty as any picture

An arrangement by Sophia Moreno-Bunge of Isa Isa - photograph taken by Sophia

Talking Textiles with Terri Friedman

The artist on the influences of Miro, mom and moths and the mathematics of weaving her voluptuous works

Terri Friedman in her studio

Was Farnsworth House a little too perfect for its owner?

On Mies van der Rohe’s birthday, we look back at the fraught relationship between him and his famous client

Mies van der Rohe, Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, 1945–51; view from porch looking into living area, from Interiors and Mies. © Alan Weintraub /Arcaid / Corbis

Samuel Fosso – the African selfie artist shot by Vogue

Vince Aletti's book Issues unveils a fine-art photographer who found a new home in the 90s fashion press

Samuel Fosso in Vogue Hommes International Mode autumn/winter 1999/2000

A Simple & Classic Mother’s Day dessert

Stuck for a showstopper meal this Sunday? Then try this dish from new Jane Hornby book Simple & Classic

Chocolate profiteroles, as featured in Simple & Classic

In Mexico, sometimes your breakfast can get divorced

Enrique Olvera describes the culinary separations that Mexican think of as marriage break-ups

Huevos Rancheros, as featured in Tu Casa Mi Casa by  Enrique Olvera

Elmgreen & Dragset turn high finance on its head

The art duo’s new installation, City in the Sky, offers an unusual view of international banking

Elmgreen & Dragset, City in the Sky (2019), courtesy of Art Basel Hong Kong, the artists and the galleries @kukjegallery @massimodecarlogallery @galerieperrotin

What does your waffle say about you?

Do you have it with chocolate, cheese or chicken? On Waffle Day, we look at national variations around the world

Crisp waffles in a Nordic waffle iron, from The Nordic Baking Book

Cecilia Fox - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The brainchild of Melanie Stapleton, Cecilia Fox has become a big part of Melbourne’s contemporary floral scene

Native floral design using silver princess flowering
gum, golden wattle, banksia and gymea lilies - Cecilia Fox

Talking Textiles with Josh Faught

Trompe-l’oeil piano keys, pins and clumsily quilted strips of black and tan crochet are just a few of the things that adorn this San Francisco artist's incredible artworks

Josh Faught in the studio photographed by Andria Lo

Keep It Simple: Useful tips for dairy, pastry and chocolate

Jane Hornby’s Simple & Classic book contains a lot of very effective advice. Here’s a taster for the lactose tolerant

Jane Hornby

Why a steam whistle signals snack time in Mexico City

In Tu Casa Mi Casa, Enrique Olvera reveals the Mexican sweet potato seller’s unusual calling card

Roasted sweet potato, from Tu Casa Mi Casa

Clifford Coffin - Vogue’s great lost photographer

Vince Aletti recalls the talents and fatal flaws of this brilliant, but self-destructive, fashion magazine photographer

Clifford Coffin's June 1949 American Vogue shoot, as reproduced in Issues

9 reasons to celebrate Yayoi Kusama on her 90th birthday

From inspiring minimalists to wooing President Nixon, Yayoi Kusama is a wild, innovative, brilliant artist - still

Yayoi Kusama with Dots Obsession Night, Tokyo, 2008

Seriously, is Fabian von Hauske's Green Card his most cherished award?

The chef just scooped a Vilcek Prize, to go with his Michelin star and GQ award, but he says his residency tops it all

Fabian Von Hauske at Contra, from A Very Serious Cookbook

Keep It Simple: Incredibly useful tips for meat and fish

Our Simple & Classic author Jane Hornby has some great kitchen hacks. Here are a few for meat eaters

Jane Hornby

Snøhetta create Europe’s first underwater restaurant

The new building on Norway’s southern-most tip will serve as a restaurant and a marine research station

Under by Snøhetta. Photo © Ivar Kvaal. Images courtesy of Snøhetta

The meal every young Mexican makes when they leave home

In Tu Casa Mi Casa Enrique Olvera shares the chicken recipe that reminds young Mexicans of childhood

Chicken tinga. From Tu Casa Mi Casa

Talking Textiles with Cristiana de Marchi

The Turin-born, Arabic peninsula-dwelling, artist lets us in on a few secrets from her studio

Cristiana de Marchi in the studio

Meet Musa Dağdeviren, the saviour of Turkish cuisine

The Turkish Cookbook’s author isn't impressed by modernisation, he wants to preserve his country's great recipes

Musa Dağdeviren, author of The Turkish Cookbook, in The Chef's Table. Image courtesy of Netflix

Bold Oxlip - Not your Grandmother's Florist

Sugary cottage gardens and Christopher’s Lloyd’s Great Dixter are a few of the things that inspire Harriet Slaughter

‘Summer Tangle’ – garden roses, sweet pea vines, scabious flower, dahlias and Icelandic poppies grown in Kent - Bold Oxlip

Keep It Simple: Selecting and storing fruit and vegetables

Jane Hornby has included some smart shortcuts in Simple & Classic. Here’s a few for the fresh produce aisles

Jane Hornby

Martin Parr's pictures come to life in London!

Dover Street Market stages an installation to launch Parr’s new book Only Human

Martin Parr with cut-out figures from his 1985 photo story The Last Resort, at Dover Street Market in London

Why Josef Albers painted his squares

On Albers’ birthday, we look at how this uniform series actually encourages artists to think outside the box

Homage to the Square: Guarded (1952) by Josef Albers. As reproduced in Josef Albers: To Open Eyes

When Martin Parr’s luck came in at the Kentucky Derby

The British photographer loves horse racing, and got lucky in Louisville when this shot lined-up in his viewfinder

Kentucky Derby, Louisville, USA, 2015, by Martin Parr. One of our Collector's Editions

Meet Toni Frissell - the woman who made sport fashionable

Vince Aletti credits the photographer with adding a winning streak to fashion magazines in new book, Issues

Toni Frissell, c. 1935. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

The trans Virgin Mary who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Giuseppe Campuzano knew the power of church imagery but seriously disliked the power of the church itself

Letanía (2012) by Giuseppe Campuzano. From Art & Queer Culture

Look at the walls not the women in Matisse’s odalisques

Our book Exotic and a new exhibition agree the painter found more pleasure in Arabian art than in erotica

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) Odalisque with Tambourine (Harmony in Blue), 1926 Oil on canvas
36-1/4 x 25-5/8 in. (92.1 x 65.1 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation © 2019 Succession H. Matisse/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The fall of Baron de Meyer, fashion’s first big photographer

Photo historian Vince Aletti on the life of one of the most influential men in early 20th century fashion magazines

Baron Adolf de Meyer's photographs, April, 1928, Harper's Bazar. From Issues

Talking Textiles with Billie Zangewa

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do

Billie Zangewa photographed by Carole Desbois

A sweet treat (and a tall tale) for National Popcorn Lovers Day

United Tastes of America has some sweet recipes, but it doesn’t sugar coat America's less believable food tales

Popcorn balls, as featured in United Tastes of America

Why was Le Corbusier so intent on meeting Albert Einstein?

On Einstein's birthday we look at the role the physicist played in helping Le Corbusier promote his influential idea

Le Corbusier with Albert Einstein in Princeton, New Jersey, 1946. Picture credit: courtesy Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris. As reproduced in Le Corbusier Le Grand

Why Indiana Jones’s artefacts are based on forgeries

The real-life academic Judy Sund questions the authenticity of Dr Jones’s movie treasures in her book Exotic

Indiana Jones with the gold replica of the 'Aztec birthing figure' from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The greatest fashion photography hits of Thierry Mugler

From Helmut Newton to Inez and Vinoodh, he's drawn in some of the world’s greatest ever image makers

Helmut Newton, Johanna; Vogue (US), November 1995. Outfit: Thierry Mugler, Anniversaire des 20 ans collection, prêt- à-porter fall/winter 1995–1996. “Cyborg” bodysuit in silver metal and Plexiglas (Jean-Jacques Urcun). © The Helmut Newton Estate.

Jeremy Fox brings one of his favourite farms to LA’s tables

The Rustic Canyon chef is teaming up with Californian farmer Kang Thao to stage a special dinner next month

Jeremy Fox

The African god that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Jim Chuchu's images hark back to a pre-Christian Africa, but he has to deal with contemporary bigotry too

Untitled, from the series Pagans (2014) by Jim Chuchu

Did you know R.E.M. inspired Massimo Bottura’s new hotel?

He says the band prompted his venture and he’s not the only high end chef offering a place to stay. . .

Michael Stipe (centre) performing with R.E.M. in 2008. Photograph by Wonker, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How Anish Kapoor turned an artwork into a concert hall

On his 65th birthday we look at how he and Arata Isozaki created an abstract work to solve a real world problem

Ark Nova 2013, by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, as featured in Bubbletecture

Brittany Asch - Not your Grandmother's Florist

From Hollywood blockbusters to the Dalai Lama - Brittany Asch of BRRCH is NY's most in-demand floral artist

BRRCH - Princess Nokia, photograph by Petra Collins for Office Magazine: gypsophila, anthuriums and orchids

The ruin that Thomas Heatherwick redeemed

Ahead of his Hudson Yards opening, here's an earlier derelict site the British designer helped reinvigorate

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Heatherwick Studio; transformed 2014. Image courtesy of Heatherwick Studio, as reproduced in Ruin and Redemption in Architecture

Here's what's cooking at Mercado Little Spain

The José Andrés Spanish food hall opens this week in Hudson Yards, featuring dishes from The Book of Tapas

Ensaladilla Rusa image courtesy of @littlespain

Paul Smith threw a party for Martin Parr this week!

'Martin was one of the first photographers who really got my attention for his love of the kitsch and odd,' he said

Sir Paul Smith and Martin Parr Photograph by James Mason

Some inspirational quotes for International Women's Day

Emotive exhortations from the women's movement and beyond, courtesy of You Had Better Make Some Noise

A quote reproduced in You Had Better Make Some Noise

Both sides of Bertoia

To celebrate his birth anniversary on Sunday we look at how America and Italy shaped Knoll designer Harry

Joe Munroe portrait of Harry Bertoia in July 1942. As featured in Bertoia: The Metal Worker

Talking Textiles with Paul Yore

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do

Vitamin T artist Paul Yore photographed by Devon Ackermann

Lewis Miller - Not your Grandmother's Florist

The New York floral artist is one of 86 featured in new book Blooms. How does he arrange inspiration and emotion?

Abandoned Post Office Flower Flash Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC - Lewis Miller as featured in Blooms Contemporary Floral Design

Ever tried to make your own corn flakes?

On International Cereal Day, Breakfast: The Cookbook helps you cook up something to beat store-bought cereals

Toasted corn flakes, as featured in Breakfast: The Cookbook

The late photographer who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Ren Hang may have died two years ago aged just 29, but the audience for his photographs only seems to grow

Untitled © Courtesy of Estate of Ren Hang and OstLicht Gallery. Supplied by Maison Européenne de la Photographie and featured in their new show

Remembering Carolee Schneemann, the artist who took on Greek myths and macho Ab-Ex painters

Schneemann, who died yesterday, managed to link mid-century US painting with sex, magic and ancient myth

Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera (1963) by Carolee Schneemann. Photographs by Erró. As reproduced in Flying Too Close to the Sun

Bubbletecture helps Arata Isozaki win the Pritzker Prize

The 2019 prize winner has shown great dynamism in recent years, especially when it comes to inflatable buildings

Ark Nova 2013, by Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, as featured in Bubbletecture

The Pope, a slave and a Michelangelo-inspired art movement

On the Renaissance artist's birthday we look back at his lowly yet influential marble figure

The Dying Slave (c. 1514) by Michelangelo. Photograph courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Elmgreen & Dragset create a basement above Hong Kong

Latest subverted space is a boiler room gracing a third floor gallery in the Pedder building

Overheated (2019) by Elmgreen & Dragset. Image courtesy of Massimo De Carlo gallery.

The Fresco that rebelled against the Enlightenment

Its painter Giambattista Tiepolo, was born today in 1696. This is how he helped the church with his art

Asia, from Apollo and the Four Continents (1752–3) by Giambattista Tiepolo. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A simple & classic recipe for Pancake Day

Try these American style pancakes on this annual celebration of the dish, courtesy of Simple & Classic

Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and syrup, as featured in Simple & Classic

How well do you know the author of The Turkish Cookbook?

Flavours and faiths, classical music and a quarterly magazine - the ingredients that make up Musa Dağdeviren

Musa Dağdeviren in Netflix's The Chef's Table

Putnam & Putnam interview the editor of our Interiors book

The brilliant William Norwich shares his recollections with New York's greatest floral designers

Putnam & Putnam's promotional image for their new podcast Unicorns are Real

Six ruins reborn as great contemporary buildings

It’s not just the High Line. Disused facilities all across the world are being turned into new wonders

La Fabrica, Sant Just Desvern, Spain

Enrique Olvera brings Tu Casa Mi Casa to the US and Europe

This spring the chef and author will share his home-style Mexican cookery with US and European audiences

Enrique Olvera

Frank Gehry’s green dream for the LA River

Will the architect, who turns 90 today, get to transform his hometown’s concrete watercourse?

River LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Frank Gehry and teams; reimagined 2016; Perkins and Will (architects), design for Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization  Plan (LLARRP). Picture credit: Courtesy of Perkins and Will

Thierry Mugler changed the look of music, theatre and politics

The designer never restricted himself to the catwalk, as our new book Thierry Mugler: Couturissime shows

Thierry Mugler, stage costume for the character of First Witch. 1985, Macbeth production. © CNCS Pascal François

George Michael’s Harland Miller paintings are up for auction

The singer’s estate sale at Christie's next month features two great works by the British contemporary artist

Incurable Romantic Seeks Dirty Filthy Whore (2006) by Harland Miller

Did the new Mugler show influence Kim Kardashian’s look?

Vogue wonders whether Thierry Mugler: Couturissime led the star to wear the French designer’s vintage garments

Kim Kardashian wearing Mugler in Montreal

Jeremy Fox promises 'the Prada of beets' at new LA restaurant

Fox’s new place, Birdie G's, will pair comfort dishes with the finest vegetables Californian farms produce

Jeremy Fox

The one thing that makes Martin Parr put down his camera

The Magnum photographer discusses what does, and what doesn’t, make him click

Martin Parr, online dating profile picture, Hey Saturday, London, England, 2016. From Only Human:  Photographs by Martin Parr

Come find us at Hudson Yards!

We’ve found the perfect place for Phaidon within New York City's new 28-acre mega-development


Massimo Bottura and Enrique Olvera’s Oscar winners’ meal

The great chefs just got together in LA to celebrate Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón and his movie Roma

From left: Massimo Bottura, Alfonso Cuarón, Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué, and Enrique Olvera

One book, 20,000 words and millions of bricks

Watch these videos with William Hall explaining how Brick is even better in its new, mini format

William Hall and the new published Brick mini format

What did Dubai do to get its new Massimo restaurant?

Want the world's greatest chef to open a restaurant near you? Massimo just revealed the key ingredient

Massimo Bottura enjoying Dubai. Image courtesy of the chef's Instagram

Karl Lagerfeld 1933-2019

Remembering the iconic fashion designer through the words he wrote for our Grace Coddington book

Karl Lagerfeld - photo courtesy Karl Lagerfeld

New Awards show rewards Mugaritz and Massimo

World Restaurant Awards in Paris recognised big names last night but also unusual start-ups and worthy initiatives


Let's go Dutch Baby!

February is Hot Breakfast Month, and just the time to indulge in a wake-up recipe from Breakfast: The Cookbook

Dutch Baby, from Breakfast: The Cookbook

Le Corbusier's Grand Designs: Villa Jacquemet

This house displays his early appreciation of the Arts and Crafts movement (and hides his later love of concrete)

South, east, and north facades, Villa Jacquemet, La Chauxde-Fonds, 1907–8. From Le Corbusier Le Grand

What links Enrique with Richard Dawkins and Jennifer Garner?

Is there a special ability they share? The Wall St Journal asked the Hollywood star chef and biologist

Enrique Olvera

Remembering Keith Haring

On the anniversary of his death, Annie Leibovitz and our Art & Queer Culture authors recall the 80s pop-art star

Keith Haring, New York City, 1986. Photograph: © Annie Leibovitz. From ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’

Lucian Freud’s very English love of animals

Freud’s dog etching is a top lot at Sotheby’s and further proof of the artist's undying affection for the four-legged

Pluto Aged 12 (2000) by Lucian Freud, as featured on Sotheby's website

The medical textbook that made it into Art & Queer Culture

How depictions of bodies that defy normative male and female distinctions have existed since time immemorial

Pre-press book layout of The Transsexual Phenomenon written by Harry Benjamin, 1966, from Art & Queer Culture

Are these the best new restaurant awards?

By adding humour and integrity the World Restaurant Awards aim to spice up the recipe for gastronomy prizes

The founders and judging panel of The World Restaurant Awards

Did you spot Mark Bradford at Frieze LA?

The Californian artist picks a modern policing tool for his new Frieze LA print and raises money for ex-offenders

Life Size (2018) by Mark Bradford. Image courtesy of Frieze and Hauser & Wirth

Check out these beautiful blooms for Valentine’s Day

Our book Blooms brings together the best floral designs. Here’s a few ideas if you need a petal push

A recent post from @urbanflowerco

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to say sorry in the Rockies

Skiing in Aspen this season? Why not pair that trip with an opportunity to say sorry courtesy of the art duo?

It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry (2018-19) by Elmgreen & Dragset. Photograph by Tony Prikryl, courtesy of the Aspen Art Museum

A Valentine's Day suggestion from Putnam & Putnam

Michael and Darroch put these heirloom varieties together so that you don't have to think too much tomorrow

The beautiful array Michael and Darroch put together to inspire bloom-buying Phaidon.com readers

Make something Simple & Classic for Valentine's Day

Cooking for two on Thursday evening? Then try this impressive yet easy meal from Jane Hornby's new book

Spicy shrimp, fennel & chile linguine. All images from Simple & Classic by Jane Hornby

Massimo has two Spring openings, what should we expect?

The world's greatest chef is offering pedalo picnics in the Persian gulf and a Great Gatsby-style getaway in Italy

Torno Subito in Dubai

The fossils that fought for Darwin

On Darwin Day we look at how a 19th century fascination with fossils spurred on The Origin of Species

Robert Clark's photograph of uintacrinus socialis fossils uncovered in Kansas. As reproduced in Evolution: A Visual Record

What made Robert Ryman unique

Following the artist’s death on Friday aged 88, we offer a little guidance to his ascetic, yet ever-changing work

The artist in his studio, New York, 1999. Photograph by Bill Jacobson

Cardi B wore three Thierry Mugler dresses at the Grammys!

The winner of the 2019 Best Rap Album made sure she shared the stage with one of the biggest names in fashion

Cardi B attends a pink duchess and satin velvet Venus sheath dress over a blush embellished bodysuit from Thierry Mugler's fall winter 1995-1996 couture collection. Image courtesy of @muglerofficial

Tomi Ungerer: an outsider who found a home in children's books

We look back at the French writer and illustrator's life and work, following his death on Saturday at the age of 87

Tomi, crowned an honorary member of Illustrators Ireland, at the Alliance Française in Dublin, May 2018. Image courtesy of @af_dublin

Our Tapas writer calls on big names to help with small plates

José Andrés is getting a little help from Ferran and Albert Adrià to launch his NYC food hall, Mercado Little Spain

Ferran Adrià, José Andrés and Albert Adrià. Image courtesy of @LittleSpain

The Sunday Times picks Jane Hornby’s dishes for its classic weekend menu

The paper's Dish magazine reproduced her Mexican huevos rancheros, tarragon chicken and profiteroles recipes

Jane Hornby in the Sunday Times magazine Dish