"A glance through makes it clear that it's easy enough to jump from admiring the chefs' bodywork art to their edible art. Thank goodness - now you know exactly what to get the tattoo lover/foodie in your life." - Delish.com
"Chefs don't just want to show off their culinary know-how, they want to show off their tats, as this lively, original book illustrates. It's not just about tattoos, but the life journeys of 60 chefs around the country." - The Star-Ledger (Top Food Books of 2013)
"Meditations on the link between tattoos and chefs' kitchen scars, a thoughtful eye towards lesser-known names...as well a plenty of women represented. There are also recipes alongside the tattoo talk. Keep an eye out for chefs like Marc Forgione, Gabriel Rucker, Mike Isabella, Rick Tramonto, Seamus Mullen, Andy Ricker, Dominique Crenn, and more." - Eater.com
"The recipes, most of which are friendly toward home cooks, are relatively basic and easy to follow, but the real reason to stuff this book into someone's stocking is the ink photography, which is just plain fun to peruse. And just looking at all that intricate ink makes me want one more thing for Christmas: a tattoo." - Westword
"To read Eat Ink is to read about passion. The authors aim to illuminate the connection between the tattoo aesthetic, the creation of food, and the drive to succeed. There's something in it for anyone interested in any of those." - InStash
"Eat Ink is something of a migratory book. It might live on your coffee table.... Then...you'll be balancing it on one knee while you're copying down ingredients you'll need to hunt down during a post-work market sojourn. The process has a way of repeating itself, and, at the moment, shows no sign of relenting." - DailyXY.com
"An interesting read about 60 tattooed chefs and their personal journey into the kitchen and tattoo parlor. The stories are as diverse as the recipes. The common link is that all the chefs love to cook and wear their tattoos with pride." - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"The cookbook is both beautiful and edgy....The photos truly capture the chefs' energy and personality...each story is personal and compelling.... The whole package does capture the essence of each chef, from where they started, to where they're heading, and for many, their plans for the next tat." - PlateOnline
About the Author
Birk O'Halloran has worked in the hospitality business since 2002 and has focused on wine since 2006. He is the owner of Iconic Wines, a small Napa, California–based boutique wine company that pours their wines at some of the best restaurants in the United States. He splits his time between wine country and his Brooklyn, New York apartment.
Daniel Luke Holton's first passion is photography. He developed another passion for the art of tattoo after receiving his first ink at seventeen while living in San Francisco. A graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado, he works to create stunning impactful imagery for a wide range of clients and audiences. Holton lives in Denver, Colorado.