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Food, Marriage, and Love

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by Tiberio Simone As a chef, caterer, and “pleasure activist,” I can tell a lot about a couple’s relationship by the food they serve at their wedding celebration. Even more so if they’ve requested a live demonstration of the edible, … Continue reading

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Are We Too Prudish for Our Own Good?

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The Difference Between Sensuality and Sexuality by Tiberio Simone Being an American citizen, I enjoy the freedom of expression enjoyed by artists in this country. However, I wonder sometimes if we grasp some of the ironies of how we express … Continue reading

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La Figa: Visions of Food and Form is a book featuring a spectacular collection of sensual photography – models wearing nothing but the edible creations of James Beard award-winning chef Tiberio Simone. Using the human body as his canvas, and natural fresh ingredients as his paint, Simone’s elegant and tasteful nude images are the culmination of a five year collaboration with photographer Matt Freedman.

$39.95, 192 pages, Hardcover
• 160+ images
• 20 Recipes
• 40 Essays about food, love, and life

Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner: 2012 Coffee Table / Photography Book of the year.