Gatineau, Quebec, CA
For the HandPicked Design Challenge series is Let's Have a Picnic!
The perfect mismatch picnic in a dreamy and happy place. Birds, bee, rainbow, butterfly cow, chicken, bread, cheese, vegetables and watermelon are at the rendezvous!
The Illustrator's Circle!
NEW!!!! Become one of the first members of our Illustrator's Circle! Big changes are on the horizon (!!!) and we want you to be a part of it all.
A New Course!
Melanie Chadwick has been submitting recipe illustrations to TDAC since 2012—she's a PRO! We recommend her new course—IIllustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art—on Domestika.
Whether this is your first illustration submission or your 100th, we've got some tips that might stir up some new ideas! We know our horizontal size format can be intimidating but it's really just a fun challenge! See our gallery showcasing great layout ideas and creative ways to design your illustration.
They Draw & Travel
This great book is from sister-site They Draw & Travel. It contains 100 illustrated maps of routes and rambles, treks and trails, saunters and strolls from all around the world. Available on Amazon for 18$. We wish we could hike every single adventure!
recently added recipes
Les Vivres (now Aux Vivres) was the first vegan restaurant in Montreal. Their famous végélox is a faux smoked salmon spread made with shredded carrots, parsil, dulse flakes, liquid smoke, lemon Juice and olive oil. They still serve végélox, but it's now full of garnishes and it costs 12.75$.
Growing up in the Netherlands we ate many traditional “mash-up” meals, but this recipe is one that ticks all the happy boxes for me! Translated to English it means “Farmer’s cabbage” or as one of my nieces says “Kale Mash”. A warm comfort on a chilly day while thinking about the beautiful Dutch countryside that I miss.
My happy meal is the Japanese zaru udon which is a simple summertime dish of icy cold udon noodles traditionally served on a bamboo sieve plate paired with dipping sauce. It is often served with tempura, but it is just as delicious on it's own! :)
Frozen Margarita is one of our go to cocktails. A long time ago we looked up a recipe which we liked very much. I made a screenshot of it and ended up sending hubs (who makes Margaritas for me 😍) every time he needed the recipe a message with the image of the recipe. Finally I got so tired of scrolling through my message thread or images that I decided to illustrate the recipe once and for all! Now he knows exactly where to look when he wants to make me a frozen Margarita! And you, too, if you like!
I decided to forgo the instruction for the salt rim on the glass, as I do not care for it. But if you want one, just rub the rim of your glass with lime juice and dip it into coarse salt, and voilá! Enjoy!
It’s hard to beat the warmth and comfort of a creamy, golden chicken pot pie. I didn’t have this until I was a teen, and I was immediately hooked! This illustration shows a basic collection of ingredients, but there are so many things that can be added to it.