Think models don't eat? Well the year 2012 is out to prove you wrong. After a calendar year of Karlie's Kookies and Jourdan Dunn's cooking show, "Well Dunn With Jourdan Dunn," we're capping things off with a model cookbook called Model Kitchen.
That's right: an entire cookbook with recipes that models actually eat, submitted by the models themselves.
The brains (and very pretty face, we might add) behind the operation is Cesar Casier, a 24-year-old male model from Belgium. You might have seen his face in the Armani Exchange ads plastered across New York City this fall or the runways of Dior and Missoni, but his real passion is food: the model maintains an 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.
Lately the blog entries revolve around Model Kitchen, Casier's cookbook-by-models project. In October 2012 he told Style.com, "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."
Casier only started cooking up the idea this past April, but by October the book was already finished. On October 22, the model blogged, "I really worked hard on it... I selected all the recipes, got in contact with the models, did the food styling myself. My friend, Maￃﾫl, and I even cooked the food on the shoot ourselves." Model Kitchen went on sale in Belgium in November, with Casier doing book signings and TV appearances.
He's currently seeking a publisher in New York City, but with the all-star contributor list he's compiled, that shouldn't be too hard to find. Models including Lindsey Wixson, Lily Donaldson, Milla Jovovich and Karlie Kloss contributed recipes for chocolate chip cookies, kale salad, baked salmon and asparagus, and mango salsa (respectively) and Derek Blasberg penned the forward.
Models DO eat! The proof: