Dragon Fruit!!

Dragon Fruit drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

Dragon Fruit drawing by Eliza Stein Illustration

I just tried dragon fruit (aka pitaya) for the first time. I was surprised at its dewy smell, just like fresh figs. This is probably the start of a very expensive (but healthy!) habit.

They Draw and Cook …book?

I wish I had known about this website sooner! They invite illustrators to draw their favorite recipes and submit them to the site for all the world to see. Most of them are easy to follow and I intend to try a few of them at home when I get the chance. One of the best things about the recipes is the variety of countries the artists come from: living in New York I always assume I’ve tried every kind of cuisine at least once, but I didn’t know about baleadas from Honduras until a year ago.

I was in a hurry to finish this by Oct. 10, because the site’s editors have a book deal, and they’re considering all recipes received by that date for publication. They have a huge number to sift through: find about about the project here.

mmmm…