A lot of people enjoy reading cookbooks. Yes, I’m one of them. I read them from cover to cover and if I never make a recipe from a pretty new cookbook, it’s okay. I just enjoy going through the recipes and looking at the pictures. But sadly, not all cookbooks have pictures. However, I came across a wonderful website that incorporates both drawing and cooking, if you can believe it. It’s called They Draw & Cook.
The brother and sister illustration team of Nick Padavick and Salli Swindell have done countless magazine layouts, but the idea to illustrate food came out of Padavick’s love for cooking and Swindell’s chance drawing of one of his recipes. They realized how fun it was to draw food and put together this great website.
You can search by random recipe, or choose something based on ingredients. Each recipe is creatively illustrated and makes you want to give it a shot. You can submit recipe ideas yourself, or just follow their blog to see the things they’re working on. This is a fun site that you’ll want to return to over and over.