Shanghai Chefs: A Cookbook
Book design for a collection of recipes from some of Shanghai’s most celebrated restaurants and chefs.
This was a love project for sure, being able to create a beautiful cookbook book of some of my favorite Shanghai eateries inspired me a great deal. Including photography from around Shanghai transformed it into a real coffee table book. The brief was to create a tactile experience, including imagery on the front, and to showcase the recipes with photography in the best possible way. The book is in two parts, the main book is a collection of restaurant dishes across typical section breaks, the second part showcasing some of Shanghai’s best street food recipes.
The book also represents a cross-section of the city’s numerous cuisines and the depth and diversity of Shanghai’s food scene. It includes dishes from different regions and provinces within China as well as cuisines from other parts of Asia, Europe and Americas.
"Victoria is incredible to work with - respectful, engaged and collaborative. She took the time to understand what it was that I wanted, and then executed those ideas in a framework that felt like it was exclusively in line with her style. Her design is minimal yet sophisticated and clever. I'm looking forward to working with her on future projects!"
- Piper Stremmel, Author Shanghai Chefs: A Cookbook