15 Awesome Illustrated Recipes!


Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell are a brother and sister design and illustration team who have been working together for over 10 years as Studio SSS. They have created hundreds of magazine and book illustrations, thousands of greeting card designs, and, of course, many super tasty illustrated recipes!

Nate and Salli came up with this idea while on a family vacation. Nate was trying to recreate a favorite dish – fettucine with figs in a balsamic butter sauce – while Salli sat at the counter with her watercolors painting the crate of figs. This led them to realize how fun it was to illustrate food. They then started talking about creating a little recipe book for friends, family, and clients. They asked some of their artist pals to help, but never got enough recipes to justify printing a book, so Nate built a quick blog and Salli started to spread the word – it spread fast! They Draw & Cook now contains the biggest and best collection of illustrated recipes anywhere.

The artists whose work you see in this website are a varied and talented bunch. Some of them are professional illustrators and practicing artists, while others are passionate doodlers and drawers, and a few have only recently begun to draw. I picked up some for your inspiration. You can view more if you visit the website. Enjoy and nice cooking!!!


Ginger snaps by Jessica Flannery


Date Nut Bars by Julissa Mora


Greek salad by Nicolas Drosos


Lavender Honey by Megan Howe


Le Dump Cake by Lisa Graves


Milk and honey bath Lisa Graves


Princess tea cakes by Kevin Bongang


Santas relax facial cream by Nathalie Beauvois


Starving artist Goo-Lash by Lisa Graves


Super salada by Lili Chin


Venetian by Lisa Graves


Banana Flambe by Vitor Dias


Berry banana smoothie by Wirin Chaowana


Boiled wine by Adriana Adri


Salty sea bass by Ana Delia Chapin

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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