The 24 year old Belgian model (and food fanatic) Cesar Casier releases his debut cookbook, Model Kitchen, illustrated with mouth-watering photography, featuring recipes from Casier and his high-profile friends, twelve top models, including Lily Donaldson, Karlie Kloss and Lindsey Wixson.Filled with 75 recipes that models, including Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, Lily Donaldson and Milla Jovovich, actually eat – all of whom have contributed to this gastronomic Bible – the book manages to marry the content with delectable food and fashion photography by Steven Klein and Kai Z Feng and styling by none other than Carine Roitfeld.
“I have this great passion for food and for fashion. I left home for modeling and I didn’t want to go to all these fast-food restaurants, so I started to learn to cook. So, I decided to make a cookbook about what models eat”, said Casier.
“To cookbook or not to cookbook?” That was the question model Cesar Casier asked in a post on his blog in April of last year. And so he eventually did. The model (who still maintains this adorably peppy blog, called The Cesar Salad where he writes about himself in the third person and chronicles recipes and dishes he’s eaten across the world) became a writer and a fancy cook.
“I have a bucket list of things I want to do in my life, like make a club hit, go to Sydney, go bungee jumping, etcetera, and also, make a cookbook”, he admitted.
Yes, he has walked major runways including Saint Laurent, Dior, (and he is the current face of the Armani Exchange campaign) and Missoni, and appeared in the pages of Vogue, Elle, and L’Officiel, to only name name a few. But this new venture of his, this book is actually ideal for those who are looking to employ a healthier eating regime, simply because there are no secret get-thin-quick methods to be found, just straightforward recipes that combine healthy, affordable ingredients together with Casier’s guide to his favourite restaurants.
Already released in Casier’s home country of Belgium, the book is already available for purchase at Net-A-Porter .