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A couple weeks ago, I started drawing each meal I eat before I eat it. It’s really enjoyable to flip through the days, seeing what fueled me each day.
I was telling my friend about this practice, and she asked if I had ever visited the site Recipe Look. I hadn’t … but I’m so glad she pointed me to it! It is a blog that posts illustrated recipes. Anyone can send one in! They are chaming, and I love the various ways people choose to depict food concoctions. Some rock a comic book style, others go for a more detailed rendering of each ingredient. Many of the recipes employ the copious use of arrows. I mentioned in my Mother’s Day gifts post that I love all styles of drawing, so this site really tickles my fancy. I can’t wait to see what gets posted next!
Do you know any cool illustrated recipe / meal blogs? I’m curious what else is out there.
[Thanks, Marcia!]
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Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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  1. PhatGrrl says:

    Reminds me of the fifties illustrated cook books and receipe cards. That’s a great website. Wonderful.

  2. Chic Cookies says:

    how funny, I’ve also been getting really into recipe art, unaware it’s a new trend! I recently stumbled across “They Draw and Cook.” Similar…

  3. brokenimagination says:

    Lucy Knisley (aka lucylou) has some of these,
    I love her recipe for chai:
    http://lucylou.livejournal.com/575537.html
    and she also has one for fish tacos:
    http://lucylou.livejournal.com/561084.html
    She had some more, but I cannot remember what they were at the moment enough to find them.

  4. Vicki says:

    I love those! I don’t know if I’ve seen any others as artistically executed as those, but Oregon State University Extension Service published some “Pictorial Recipes” booklets online, in PDF format. Google “recetas pictoricas” or “picture recipes” to find them – they are in bilingual format, English and Spanish. The second booklet is document number EM 8758-E, and the third one is EM 8763-E. I wasn’t able to find the first one anywhere. They were published in 2006.