Back when I was a kid I had a recipe book full of illustrations. It was a fantastic read, filled with fun pictures and great simple recipes. There must be something special about illustrated recipes as I still turn to that book today; always trying to measure out my ingredients just like the ones in the illustrations and dreaming of one day making perfect cartoon profiteroles. It’s perhaps because of this book that I often wonder why we rarely get to see illustrated recipes. Illustrators are so good at drawing food but we never really get to see them used in recipe books. Fortunately the Brighton-based illustrator Lucy Eldridge has a personal project where she’s painted some of her favorite recipes and they look delicious!
From scrambled eggs, watercress and smoked salmon; to oatmeal and raisin cookies as well as a fantastic looking carrot cake, Lucy’s illustrations are bound to get you racing to the kitchen. You can get a brief look at two of the recipes below but make sure to visit her site to see the recipes as big as possible. Bon appétit!