Cooking in Marfa | Phaidon

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I fell in love with Marfa completely on my first visit in 2006 to this small, one-traffic-light village in the far West Texas desert. Drawing art pilgrims globally to visit revered artist Donald Judd's extraordinary legacy built in his decades living there, a refugee from the New York art world, back then Marfa had no big hotels and hardly any visitors, unlike today. But it had the very cool Thunderbird, with the best Mexican food I had ever eaten, before or since, and an astonishingly sophisticated local population, mostly refugees from New York's art world, who also delivered up excellent coffeeshops, bookshops and other treats. This new book springs from that community - the Thunderbird grew into The Capri; read it, give it, fall in love. 

A treasure trove of essays, recipes and images exploring the people and food of Marfa and its premier restaurant, The Capri. The Capri excels at serving the spectrum of guests that Marfa draws, from locals and ranchers to artists, museum-board members, and discerning tourists. Featuring more than 80 recipes inspired by local products, this is the story of this unique community told through the lens of food, sharing the cuisine and characters that make The Capri a destination unto itself. 

With a foreword by Daniel Humm and photography by Douglas Friedman

  • Hardback
  • 270 x 205 mm
  • 256 pp
  • 125 illustrations
Meet Virginia Lebermann From a family of ranchers who have been in Texas for more than a century, she co-founded the arts organisation Ballroom Marfa, and co-owns the Thunderbird Hotel and The Capri. And Rocky Barnette Chef and co-owner of The Capri, he was raised in North Carolina, and worked at the three-Michelin-starred Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, for almost a decade before relocating to Marfa.