Where Chefs Eat is a 700-page tome where 400 of the world’s best chefs list where they like to eat. Trying to make your way through it in any reasonable amount of time can be described in one word: impossible. Published by Phaidon, this invaluable resource is one of the best restaurant guides we’ve come across – with 2,300 recommendations from world renowned chefs like David Chang, René Redzepi, Heston Blumenthal, and April Bloomfield – this is the insider’s guide to eating around the world. The result is an interesting book for browsing, imagining, and traveling. If anyone knows of the best late-night hangouts, bargain spots, you name it — this lot of 400 chefs certainly do. From Icelandic hotdogs in Reykjavik to under-the-radar noodle joints in Tokyo, this is food-lover heaven.
Edited by food critic and co-founder of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards Joe Warwick and designed by former i.D art director, Kobi Benzeri the book sheds light on a long forgotten type of design: British phone books from the 1950s and ’60s where CMYK standardized fonts replaced images. The book’s cover alone features 10 individual typefaces and there are 50 fonts (and some customized renditions) included throughout the guide. And like a phonebook, the type is very small. Straightforward, handy, and functioning like an encyclopedia, this book seems like the ideal gift for the food-obsessed traveller.