Original Black & White

It was the photographs in “White Heat” that put the book across. No cookbook had looked like this one. The book’s photographer, Bob Carlos Clarke, shot Mr. White’s kitchen at Harvey’s, which opened in 1987, as if it were a war zone. The black-and-white photos were filled with blood, with cigarettes dangling from lips and with rattled, unshaven young men who appeared to be on a mission up the Congo.

At the center was Mr. White himself: thin, 28 when the book was published, with unruly dark hair, penetrating eyes and veins running down his forearms that made them resemble hydraulic pork shanks.

-New York Times