‘they draw and cook’, the visual recipe site

One of our new favorite food sites is They Draw and Cook, where every recipe is illustrated, for totally appealing, graphical how-to’s. Some are done by professionals, and some are done by amateurs who submit their work to the site, but all are charming and one-of-a-kind. Somehow, having the recipes in this form loosens up the vibe into a more improvisational one. And it makes us want to DRAW what we cook, rather than just write a recipe.

You can search for recipes by ingredient, meal type, illustration style or even where in the world the artist is from, OR use the fun Dial-a-Dinner option for a great random menu….

Here are some favorites:

illustrated figs flambe recipe

illustrated gin soaked watermelon recipe

illustrated banana cream recipe

There’s a sister site called Kid’s Draw and Cook where kid’s can upload their drawings of (mostly sweet) recipes:

We don’t know how accurate They Draw and Cook’s recipes are, but maybe that doesn’t matter: they give the gist, what is really what all a recipe is supposed to do.

We’re thinking it would make a terrific kid’s book, and what do you know, They Draw and Cook: 107 Recipes Illustrated by Artists from Around the World will be out in October.

via Manhattan User’s Guide

One Response to ‘they draw and cook’, the visual recipe site

  1. Elizabeth 05.25.2011 at 1:24am #

    Another great link! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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