top of page


David Everitt-Matthias is one of the UK’s great chefs. I art-directed and designed all three of David’s celebrated cookbooks, starting with Essence. David's pitch-perfect food was complemented so well by photographer Lisa Barber’s strive for perfection and Jane Middleton’s editing gave the text both rigour and accessibility. It was awarded the 2009 World Gourmand award for ‘Most Innovative Book in the UK’. His second book, Dessert, went on to claim the coveted ‘Best UK Cookbook’ a couple of years later.

Essence: Recipes from Le Champignon Sauvage by David Everitt-Matthias (Absolute Press)

Art Direction, Design and Layout: Matt Inwood | Photography: Lisa Barber | Food Styling: David-Everitt-Matthias

bottom of page