They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World (Hardback)
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Short Description for They Draw and Cook This book contains a sample of 107 illustrations that range in style from cute to goofy to absolutely gorgeous. The illustration styles range from elegant to cheeky, the recipes from drinks to desserts and everyday to extraordinary. The perfect combination of flair and folly, this irresistible and colorful book will be a new favorite both in and out of the kitchen.
- Published: 04 October 2011
- Format: Hardback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781616281380 ISBN 10: 1616281383
- Sales rank: 64,772
Reviews for They Draw and Cook
delicious fun for hungry eyes and mouths!
If you like food or art, dip into this yummy book. There're 107 recipes, all beautifully illustrated by artists from around the world. Need breakfast? How about madeleines? Looking for a more filling meal? Try the black bean chicken soup or pan-fried fish with lemon caper sauce. Prefer vegetarian? There's the colcannon - it's fat-free too. All the better to finish it all off with a rich chocolate crepe or (and??) coconut macaroons.
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.
// this is adapted from a review on the liberal sprinkles blog
http://liberalsprinkles.blogspot.com/2011/10/they-draw-and-cook-book-review-padavick.html by liberal sprinkles