Sunday's Kitchen

Sunday's Kitchen : Food and Living at Heide

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Sunday's Kitchen explores life behind the scenes at Heide, the celebrated haven for progressive modernist artists and writers. Heide was the home and personal Eden of John and Sunday Reed, two of Australia's most significant art benefactors. Settling on the fifteen-acre property in outer Melbourne in 1935, the Reeds transformed it from a run-down dairy farm into a fertile creative space. They extended their hospitality and resources to now-famous artists such as Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester and Charles Blackman, and developed a culture of collaboration, eclecticism and idealism that changed the course of Australian art. At the centre of activity was Sunday Reed, a passionate cook and gardener, who ensured the artists she championed received sustenance for the body, not just the mind. Drawing on her experiences in the south of France, her emphasis was on home-grown produce, seasonal cooking and a self-styled domestic aesthetic that became an inspirational model. Based on the reminiscences of friends and intimates, Sunday's Kitchen introduces the history of food and eating that went hand-in-hand with the living and loving at Heide. It is richly illustrated with art, photographs and recipes from Sunday's personal collection, revealing another dimension of Heide's complex and compelling story.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 172.72 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • The Miegunyah Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522857418
  • 9780522857412
  • 734,275

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"Sunday style shines from past art haven." --"Canberra Times"

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About Lesley Harding

Lesley Harding is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former senior curator at the Victorian Arts Center Trust, inaugural curator at the National Art School in Sydney, and the coauthor of "Cubism & Australian Art." Kendrah Morgan is a curator at the Heide Museum of Modern Art. She is the former assistant curator of New Zealand and international art at the Auckland Art Gallery and a lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland. Stephanie Alexander is the author of "The Cook's Companion," " Stephanie's Menu for Food Lovers," and "Stephanie's Seasons."

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