I love looking at illustrated recipes. I have never tried one before, so I thought I’d Sketch one out for the Sketchnote Workshop participants –and yes I brought along some Gooey Butter Cookies. They were a hit and many had never heard of or had tried them before.
I was also fascinated with all the fun food that St. Louis can call its own:
The 1904 World’s Fair brought us Ice cream, the Waffle cone, and Cotton Candy. It also brought us the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
-Which made me remember that the Red Delicious Apple (the most popular apple in the world) was cultivated here in Missouri at the Stark Brothers Nursery, just a little north of St. Louis I Louisiana Missouri.
Toasted Ravioli was invented on The Hill.
Ted Drew’s get the credit for the concrete.
St. Louis is home of the Slinger = meat + Fries + eggs + chili + cheese (I can’t say I’ve ever had one.)
St. Louis Style Pizza – thin crust topped with Provel cheese (also invented in St. Louis).
And finally there’s the Gooey Butter Cake. Legend had it that in the 1930’s a cake recipe went the wrong direction and came out a Gooey Butter Cake instead.
Critique of my sketchnote: If I had it to do over again, I’d put all the food on one side and the recipe on the other. I was just trying to keep it small, but it’s a bit crowded. I’d put more detail into the recipe.
So try illustrating your favorite recipe. It would make a great thing to share at parties, women’s meetings or making a batch, attaching the recipe card for a house warming, or welcoming new neighbors.
It’s a fun and practical way to share.
For more illustrated recipes check out the blog: They draw and cook.