Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Surrounded by Beauty

While I might be a photo monkey, I have a huge respect for the artists of our world. Especially when that artwork pairs up with the culinary world. I eagerly look forward to each issue of Cook's Illustrated not only for the recipes but for the cover artwork and what collection of things are on the back cover.

Radishes by Robert Papp

Alice Water's Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook has got to be one of my top five cookbooks due in no small part to the luscious artwork by David Lance Goines liberally laced throughout it's pages.

Happily I have a new artist obsession to add to my collection. Meet Haley Harmon of the blog Don't Eat the Paintings. Simple but beautiful little watercolors that express a real joy and love of good food. Be sure to check her out and enjoy a visual feast.

Haley Harmon


Making Space said...

Haley Harmon's look like stamps using the actual item. (I know they're not) There's a Japanese technique of fish printing using an actual fish. My kids each did one in preschool.

Can't beat CI. Aaaahhhh

Dani said...

I fell in love with Cook's Illustrated when you sent me a few of them last year. Such beauty in those drawings.

Buzz Kill said...

Artwork that has a recipe in it - genius. This was actually the way I cooked red snapper over the summer (I added some onions) and it came out great.

LaDivaCucina said...

I agree with you, Sham, the art is such a nice touch. I used to get CI and think the same thing. Anyone that paints with watercolours amazes me, so much can go wrong, it takes such talent as well as learning to see the "white" space.

intuitive eggplant said...

Wow, Haley Harmon's watercolors are charming indeed. Thanks so much for turning me on to her blog!

Boxer said...

you are much more than a "photo monkey." You are a talented photographer and I like these paintings/etc.

(p.s. stove was delivered yesterday!!)

Susan said...

lovely watercolours - now you must submit a recipe for her to paint - me thinks. xo S & Miss D (avec les Chats)