Katia BulbenkoWeehawken, NJ, US
Katia is an illustrator, surface designer and mixed media artist based in the New York metropolitan area.
She enjoys drawing objects, nature, places and food. Illustrating recipes gives her an opportunity to combine food with fun everyday objects and hand-lettering.
Katia is thrilled that her recipe for Borscht was published in the 2020 They Draw & Cook Recipe Calendar.
Inquiries are welcome for licensing and commissioned work.
Recipes By Katia Bulbenko
Named for the island of Capri, this classic Italian salad is as summery as it gets. Juicy ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil leaves are the three main ingredients. Thinly sliced red onions are a wonderful addition, but optional. Layer on a platter, sprinkle with salt & pepper, drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top. Serve with crusty bread.
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou... yes, those are nice, but some fried chicken, watermelon and lemonade certainly couldn't hurt. Not to mention cheese and crackers, salami, grapes, some fresh berries, maybe even some deviled eggs. Now that's a picnic.
Pansies are an edible flower! For Pansy Shortbread, bake your favorite shortbread cookie recipe and let cool. Brush each cookie with beaten egg white, and top with a freshly picked, pesticide-free pansy (washed and patted dry). Gently flatten a blossom onto the top of each cookie, brush on a bit more egg white, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 325 degrees for 5 more minutes. Welcome Spring!
Fave Memory! A salty-sweet and oniony appetizer on a slice of rye bread. My Ukrainian grandmother adored entertaining. Every holiday, she would make special dishes and invite the whole family and many friends to crowd around the table. Everyone talked at once! I always enjoyed the scene and the food. This herring spread is delicious, and I'm happy to have re-created it successfully. Babunya would serve it in her vintage dishes, with embroidered linens on the table. So do I!
Super Food Entry. Mushrooms in all their varieties are super healthy and flavorful. Sauteed 'shrooms are a quick and delicious way to add a nutritious topping or side to meat, soup, toast or egg dishes. A splash of sherry or other cooking wine gives them extra depth and richness of flavor!