Monday, November 8, 2010

grilled pacific saury

You may remember the illustrated recipe for Crunchy Ramen Salad Cones that I painted last July as a submission to a really cool website called "They Draw & Cook." Last month I submitted another illustrated recipe-- this one for grilled pacific saury-- and it was chosen as one of the recipes to go into a cookbook scheduled to be published very soon. Isn't that awesome!? I urge you to check out the fabulous illustrated recipes submitted by artists and illustrators from all over the world. The site's creators, Nate and Salli, have more projects in the works, so if you want to give it a try and submit an illustrated recipe of your own, it's sure to be loads of fun, and who knows what kind of adventures it will lead to! Check out They Draw & Cook.


  1. Congrats - another attractive piece. love ur work!

  2. Wow, Debbie. The internet has really opened up a whole world for you as you sit in your house in Sapporo. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations, published!!!!
    You're a clever one.
    Sitting in your house...hmmm. I suspect you are like me and you have always lived in your head,:)
    but it is nice when one's foray into the world via the internet changes an internal monologue into a dialogue with the people who admire your work. I hope you know what I mean.
    Cool website by the way.

  4. very awesome and this is so lovely and looks like a real good recipe too! :D

  5. Congratulations!
    This sanma recipe is really good and the etegami is really adorable!

    I will see it in the book!

  6. Nice fish, good colors - I see some "ink spots"! Ink spot recipe: Yes Debbie. It's quite easy. Drop india ink from a (medicine) dropper in random spots, dry and then add paint, markers, etc. and line work. Fun images appear. Have fun!

  7. Totally awesome and well-deserved! Have you given any more thought to self-publishing some of your Japanese proverb sketchbook stuff through Cafe press or LuLu etc? It's a no lose way to test the waters, and I think you'd be surprised at how much interest is generated by your work!

  8. Thank you, everyone!

    @Kerry, I'll give the medicine dropper technique a try. Thanks. : )

    @Nancy, yes, thanks to you I've been giving it some serious thought. I'll let you know if/when it happens. I promise.