anyone can cook

The first cookbook by Kitchen Stories in collaboration with Penguin

Published by Penguin Verlag, Anyone Can Cook is a 320 page cookbook with the Kitchen Stories app's best weeknight recipes. All 70 dishes are accompanied by concise, step-by-step instructions, just like how users know from the app. The cookbook focuses on approachable dinners, with each dish requiring less than 60 minutes to make. The first chapter tackles a cooking crash course to help beginners develop basic skills and stock their kitchen pantries. The rest are divided into 5 chapters: Soups & Salads, Vegetarian & Vegan, Pasta, Meat, Out of the Oven—with a variety of recipes that can easily be adapted to dietary needs. Illustrated tips and infographics can be found throughout the book, adding a hint of delight to every page.

I conceptualized and designed spreads with our small but talented team of in-house designers and illustrators.

  • Design Lead, Art Direction
    project type
    • Book Design
    on the cover
    "Swiss chard, Italian Sausage, and white bean pasta" text
    Photography: Aurore Caussade, Wioleta Piotrowska
    Art Direction & Prop Styling: Ivette Felix Uy
    Food Styling: Hanna Reder
    Recipe Development: Devan Grimsrud
    Swiss chard, Italian Sausage and white bean pasta dishThe cover of a cookbook titled "Anyone Can Cook" by Kitchen StoriesPages of a cookbook featuring Lemon and hazelnut spaghetti carbonaraPages of a cookbook showing how to make 3 curry combos
    Illustrations: Amina Urkumbayeva
    Illustrations from the cookbook by Amina Urkumbayeva
    Pages of the cookbook explaining knife skillsPages of a cookbook featuring how to make Lemon and hazelnut spaghetti carbonaraExamples of the cookbook's icons
    recipe creation
    kitchen stories