Much more than a cookbook.
The book features an extensive look at the history of the pub, the surrounding area and owner and head-chef’s Ollie Pudney’s 70 mouth-watering recipes. The design of the book had to reflect the essence of what the B&L was back in the 18th century, the last coaching inn in North London before reaching the countryside.
This rural nature associated with the pub is still strong, from the owners’ roots, the suppliers they work with, to the pub interiors. Our research drove us to look at old British travel and hunting guides, as well as vintage cookbooks, which inspired both the look of the object, the typographic approach of the recipes pages and the illustrations used throughout the book.