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They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World Hardcover – October 4, 2011
100 Books for a Lifetime of Eating & Drinking
If you want to make an authentic tagine, bake mouth-watering cakes, or vicariously experience the life of a chef, you’ll find the book for it on this list.
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About the Author
Nate Padavick (North Adams, MA) and Salli Swindell (Hudson, OH) are a brother/sister design team also known as Studio SSS. They founded the blog They Draw and Cook, conceived of as a place for anyone with a passion for art and cooking to show their love of both by bringing their favorite recipes to life through illustration. Salli lives in Hudson, OH and Nate lives in North Adams, MA, but even though they live in different cities they still easily manage their business together through daily bouts of over-caffeinated video chatting and barrages of goofy emails. "Having fun" is the driving factor behind much of the work they do, which is how They Draw and Cook got started in the first place!
Top Customer Reviews
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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.)
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.
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 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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute pics, but it needs an index, or table of contents, or something.Published 11 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 14 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 20 months ago by Victoria C. Rowan
creative artists, great looking recipes, fun book, art and food,inspiring!Published on August 20, 2014 by Jmrussell
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 on July 5, 2014 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 on April 19, 2014 by Nadya