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They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World Hardcover – October 4, 2011
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Each artist featured has their own unique style and it's delightful to look through all of them. The illustrations are beautiful, fun and sometimes humourous. You can't be sure who's cooking. It could be a 16-arm chef for one recipe, and the next might be a rabbit and raccoon teaming up to dish out something. Or even the ingredients themselves, they might look too cute to be cooked.
Some of the recipe titles are pretty fun too. Chicken in Love, Starving Artist Goo-lash, Top Model Salad.
They are lots of illustrative stuff to check out. Many are created in traditional medium for the extra textural appearance.
If you're in the mood for some cooking, get this book and give it a go.
Check out more artworks and recipes at They Draw & Cook website or their Twitter page, or even submit your own.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
They Draw and Cook is a fun, colorful and creative cook book, the first spawn of the marvellous blog of the same name which is now home to several thousand recipes contributed by a variety of people. Not all are professional artists, some are folks who just love to eat or draw. The recipes featured in the book are not new, but they are still a yummy feast for the eyes. It's just too bad the book is such a lean sampling of the blog's offerings! I don't envy Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell (the brother-and-sister design team who created the blog) the tough job they must have had whittling down the list of recipes to include in the publication. If you're unhappy just skimming the surface, go over to the blog to indulge yourself.
The final selection includes recipes that should please most palates, satisfy sweet cravings, feed regular daily needs as well as cater to special occasions. The book includes everything from dips and snacks to main courses, desserts and cocktails. The foods offered for your viewing and cooking pleasures originate from all over the world, so unless you hate to experiment, They Draw and Cook is a delicious resource for different cuisines. The recipes lean towards the visual - the art is often the dominant element but the recipes are for the most part simple to follow. Another tasty thing about this collection is the range of artistic styles: there's pretty, there's stylish, there's cartoonish and there's cute. Overall, it's stuffed full of gorgeousness.
One to keep and gift.
I bought 3 copies last week and friends are fighting over them- so it looks like I will have to buy a few more for Christmas presents!
The illustrations are gorgeous, the recipes are fantastic--- it's a total homerun.
I really do appreciate the attitude: combination of art, cookery passion and writing style. I do recommend to all foodies, art and fun lovers. As we all know that cooking is art and vice versa.
The new book has designs from artists all over the world who have chosen a favorite recipe and then illustrated it in their own style. The wide-ranging types of artistic expression and mediums makes They Draw and Cook especially compelling, as the artworks bring the recipes to life. While the illustrated recipes may sometimes be fairly detailed, the medium actually lends itself very well to simple recipes, which makes them extra do-able.
I enjoyed how many of the recipes in They Draw and Cook, like Kimchi or Curry Cabbage, mainly show the ingredients with only a small amount of text. That really helped me to quickly visualize what the dish was about more than simply reading a text recipe. The personal nature of the recipes, in addition to the designs, provides interesting insights into their creators, as in the Starving Artist Goo-lash or Grandma's special Spaghetti.Read more ›
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Cute pics, but it needs an index, or table of contents, or something.Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Wall
A very strange book. Warning: The pages of this odd recipe book are covered with drawings by various artists which remind one of children's work, with recipe directions... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fabulous
This book is a marvel of visual delights. Makes anyone--especially kids--want to cook! Students of graphic design will also be inspired by the inventive variety of layouts and the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Victoria C. Rowan
This is a marvelous idea! Looking at cookbooks is a fun activity for our family and often 3 or 4 generations can bridge the gaps through cooking or recipe reading/discussions. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Novel Destination~Used Book Emporium
I gave it to a friend for his first bachelor apartment and he loved it, I haven't personally tried any recipe.Published 21 months ago by Nadya
If you love Art & cooking, this is the book for you!!!!!! This is my third one (two for gifts:):)!!! Great packaging & speedy shipping!!!!Published 22 months ago by Danielle
This is a beautiful work of art that fits perfectly on a coffee table! Unfortunately the recipes are not all useable, but they do all inspire me in the kitchen to create!Published on January 14, 2014 by Samm.