Published by Vandenberg Edizioni in Lucca, Italy, Cook_inc. is an international periodical. Unwavering in its responsibility to create honest and engaging stories, Cook_inc. continues to push boundaries and in doing so, has crossed over into a new realm, more than a journal and collection of words and images, maturing into something of cultural significance, something other, higher; an essential must-have for epicureans and a collector’s item without an expiration date
All of the pages within Cook_inc. are bound by the same thread of unique storytelling, sourced by writers and photographers who delve into the core of the matter, unabashed by the furore of its words and in telling the brute truth. Expect content to weave across categories, incorporating history, traditions, culture, and events, all in vivid first-person accounts, fusing the genres that make people and their stories so compelling; and revealing the environmental portraits that reflect the contemporary world of food and chefs today.
Who we are
“Cook_inc.” as inc (lusive), inc (orporate). First launched in Lucca, Tuscany, at the foot of the Apuan Alps, in November 2011, during an era in which the death of print was predicted, Cook_inc. stared into the so-called publishing abyss, courageous in their attempt to overcome any challenges, however daunting. The very name “Cook_inc.” is a summation of their philosophy: to assimilate and incorporate new ideas related to gastronomy. Uninterested in following the easy path, they instead set out to create their own, travelling, researching, and reporting, eager to unearth the lesser-known stories while fusing such content with art, image, music and culture. More than a food journal, they remain brash enough to make predictions, set trends, and put forward a new way of thinking, dragging chefs and food from the dark, archaic well of old, and pulling them, kicking and screaming, into the fireworks of the 21st century.