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They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World

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After starting their blog in February of 2010, Nate and Salli received hundreds of illustrated recipes from artists all over the world, which they decided to turn into a book. This book contains a sample of 107 of those illustrations that range in style from cute to goofy to absolutely gorgeous. The illustration styles range from elegant to cheeky, the recipes from drinks
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Weldon Owen
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Novel Destination
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.The youngest can enjoy this lovely book because of the illustrations but the oldest are most fascinated since the idea of combining art with recipes is such a new approach to cookbooks. Kids mark what they would want to try and we set to work. The amazing drawings will lead the way...it is almost like a picture book on the ...more
liberal sprinkles
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
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Spoonbridge
Derived from a blog that "draws" artists from all over the world, They Draw and Cook is a colorful compendium of illustrated favorite recipes submitted to the website. Simple recipes for the most part, the kind of comfort food that is hearty and quick to make, it is great way to experience some of the diverse, everyday cuisine of the world. Including a mix of vegetarian, meat, and desserts, there should be something to suit any palate. I tried recipes from Spain, Russia, and the U.S. While the v ...more
Rebekah
Pretty to look at, but not a user-friendly cookbook. There's no table of contents, and the only index is not of recipes or ingredients but of the artists, in order of their appearance of the book. The recipes are arranged by courses, but there are no chapter breaks to show where sections begin and end.
Gigi
What I liked about this book was that it has all kinds of recipes and refreshed my desire to try new meals again. That said, some of the recipes are written a bit sloppy (they are artists after all). I haven't actually made any of the recipes yet, but have made a long list of ones I want to try.
Jenn Hovis
A good friend of my mine gave me this book because she knows how much I love and art and cooking. I love, love, love it. It turns following do drum instructions into a visual feast. My son-who has never shown any interest in cooking-was looking at the book and kept asking if he could try recipes.
Dana
I love the variety of the drawing styles...as varied as the people who submit the illustrated drawings to the blog they came from. Lovely to look through and figure out the dishes, but I don't know that I will cook from it.
Sara
Although I won't likely ever make any of the recipes in this book, the illustrations alone make for a worthwhile hour or so of browsing!
carolyn
Beautiful and super fun though somewhat problematic to actually use as a cookbook.
Elizabeth
Playful and colorful cookbook.
The mango lassi recipe is simple and yummy!
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