Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Great American Cookbook

Today marks the release of The Great American Cookbook by Clementine Paddleford, and it was described by its publisher, Rizzoli USA, as "The first and greatest book of regional American cuisine, now revised for today’s home cook."




Hana Anouk Nakamura from Mucca Design contacted me to do some silhouette illustrations of food, people, and animals, and I was pretty much over-the-moon about it—who doesn't love drawing food? And besides, I really could draw silhouettes all day long. Not *all* of my drawings appear to have been used in the final book, but I was very pleased to receive a beautifully printed copy the other day, and am already excited to try such old-timey, Americana recipes as "Mrs. Morton's Apple Crisp Pudding" and "Souffl├ęd Macaroni and Cheese." Get ready, arteries.
















Thanks again Hana! This was a particularly fun one.

6 comments:

  1. These are really great - elegant and fun. I love when cookbooks have smart illustrations.

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  2. These are really great Sara. Good job!

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  3. Awesome work Sara, I love the humpty dumpty egg :)

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  4. Thank you guys! I'd love to do more—cookbooks are straight-up fun.

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  5. Hi Sara, the silhouettes came out looking really great don't you think? It was a real pleasure working with you, hope to do it again soon!
    Hana

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  6. Likewise! You laid it all out so beautifully, and it makes a very happy addition to my (shamefully small) cookbook collection. :)

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