Katie Shelly’s Pictorial Recipes

17 Nov

Katie Shelly, a multimedia visual artist based in New York City, has a different approach to the standard way of conveying a recipe. Instead of the standard (boring) list of ingredients and instructions, she instead goes the pictorial route which adds visual fun and grabs your attention. As Kelly states these recipes are not meant to be precise, they are meant to inspire experimentation. Here is her pictorial recipe for Zingy Tomato Sauce.

Not only would this make a fun book, but this would look great as kitchen wallpaper.

Visit Katie Shelly’s website for more recipes from her “Picture Cook” collection. She states on her blog that she has yet to be signed to a publisher for this collection. Would you buy a recipe book that was solely drawn?

2 Responses to Katie Shelly’s Pictorial Recipes



November 17th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I agree – that would make a great wallpaper for the kitchen! Or fun placemats! :) I’d buy the book!


Linda Burdell

January 7th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Thanks for these visual recipes. I´m using them with my intermediate level Spanish class so that they can practice talking about recipes in Spanish. Gracias!

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