Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat.

Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat.

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by Katie Shelly
     
 

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A fresh and original cookbook with artistically illustrated recipes that are as fast to learn and easy to follow as they are delicious

Dispensing with lengthy directions, Picture Cook distills 50 homey recipes into their most basic components and renders them step by step in enchanting line drawings like nothing ever seen in a cookbook. Perfect for

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A fresh and original cookbook with artistically illustrated recipes that are as fast to learn and easy to follow as they are delicious

Dispensing with lengthy directions, Picture Cook distills 50 homey recipes into their most basic components and renders them step by step in enchanting line drawings like nothing ever seen in a cookbook. Perfect for visual learners, novice chefs, and design aficionados, these whimsical recipe blueprints provide quick and simple guidance for making classic dishes every cook should have in their repertoire. Cooking is a nonverbal activity that many people best understand visually. It is with this notion that artist Katie Shelly began rendering her recipes entirely in image form and created Picture Cook. Her collection of friend-tested dishes like fresh pesto, carrot soup, eggplant Parmesan, and sweet potato fries will become readers' go-to recipes for quick weeknight meals and dinner parties alike. Including a visual inventory of basic kitchen equipment and pantry staples, a tutorial on knife skills, and an illustrated (of course) index, Picture Cook makes the perfect gift for budding chefs, college students, or any home cook in need of some visual inspiration.

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"An unusual, quirky book, with adorable illustrations, and solid, well tested recipes. A delight...This book is helping me cook more with my daughter." —TheKitchn.com
“Really great graphic” —Mark Bittman, The New York Times
“An ingenious cookbook” —Mark Wilson, Fast Company: Design
Library Journal
01/01/2014
Media designer Shelly's debut recalls Robert H. Loeb Jr.'s 1952 cookbook Date Bait, which used humor and simplified step-by-step illustrations to make cooking less daunting for midcentury teens. Shelly's contemporary pictorial cookbook is more minimal (there's no dating advice here) but equally unintimidating, and readers will find it hard not to smile at whimsical drawings of white lasagna, nutty quinoa, Immortality Smoothie, and other easy dishes. Those accustomed to glossy photographs may need coaxing to try these recipes, but they'll find them freeing as there's no risk of a disappointing comparison between page and plate. VERDICT A treat for visual learners, beginning readers, young people, new cooks, and anyone who enjoys graphic design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612432342
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
572,081
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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