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Recipes with a pinch of punk

by The Art Newspaper  |  1 May 2015
Recipes with a pinch of punk
Firm friends: the singer P.J. Harvey (left) performed at Sue Webster’s book launch. Photo: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images, 2015
The British artist Sue Webster, half of the UK artist duo Noble & Webster, has brought a punk attitude to her latest venture. The Folly Acres Cook Book “started life with good intentions as an authentic cookbook in the style of Gwyneth Paltrow, [but] started to melt away into something far more interesting and less practical”, Webster said last month at the book’s launch in Other Criteria, the New York gift shop owned by Damien Hirst. Webster’s pal, the angsty singer P.J. Harvey, was on hand to help celebrate the publication of the book, which includes recipes, handwritten notes, drawings and images of slaughtered animals—and a poem by Harvey herself, in which she describes the artist as a girl whose cats hump chairs. Meanwhile, anyone planning to visit Webster at home would be wise to take heed of one rather ominous verse: “She gave me soup, she gave me bread, she took me to the ‘evil shed’ / where tiny bodies hung on nails / and proudly wore their own entrails.”

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