Drawing Inspiration: They Draw and Cook’s Winner

by in Holidays, Recipes, December 31st, 2010
Artist Daniela Garreton from Santiago, Chile, extends the holidays with a beautiful illustration, winning They Draw and Cook's holiday-recipe drawing contest.

They Draw & Cook The Dish is teaming up with Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, founders of They Draw and Cook, all December to share holiday recipes rendered by artists and inspiring all sorts of seasonal cooking with Food Network chefs. Each day, stop by the Dish for a new drawing and Nate and Salli’s liner notes about the illustrations and the artists. Tell us which you like and why. A dollop of this, a dash of that and some talent add up to interesting ideas in the kitchen. Visit theydrawandcook.com for more info.

As we come to the final days of our month-long celebration of artistically illustrated holiday recipes, it’s time to recognize (and reward!) four artists whose recipes represent all the good things we love about drawing and cooking at holiday time. We at They Draw and Cook have rewarded four artists with cash prizes totaling $2,000, with the grand prize winner being announced here today. Because Salli and I love all the recipes you’ve seen this month we could never in a million years pick favorites! So, we asked our friends at Weldon Owen Publishing (they will publish the upcoming They Draw and Cook book, available next fall) and here at the FoodNetwork.com to be the judges. From a batch of 250 holiday recipes, they picked four top favorites.

Today, we’d like to congratulate Daniela Garreton, an artist from Santiago, Chile, for being our first-place winner! Daniela will receive $1,000 from They Draw and Cook for her wonderfully sweet Pan de Pascua illustration. The judges thought Daniela’s recipe was beautiful: the warmth of her colors, her watercolored typography, her perfectly simple linework and the sweetness of her little family of birds were all just too irresistible. They also loved the fact that while this may be a popular and traditional holiday recipe in Chile, it’s a new and fresh idea for many of us. Congratulations Daniela and thanks for sharing this little piece of holiday goodness with everyone.

This wraps up our month-long feast of illustrated foodie fabulousness. We hope you enjoyed seeing this batch of 31 illustrated recipes here on The FN Dish. To see all 250 illustrated holiday recipes (plus hundreds and hundreds more) please visit us at They Draw and Cook for daily postings of illustrated recipes by artists from around the world. Thanks so much to our friends here at The FN Dish for allowing us to showcase the work of so many talented artists. And an extra-special thank you goes out to all the artists who contributed to this awesome series of holiday recipe illustrations–you are all amazing.

Cheers and Happy New Year! Check out FoodNetwork.com for great New Year’s recipes.

—Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell from They Draw and Cook.

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Comments (63)

  1. Bobby says:

    This month-long feature was great – so cool to see recipes from people all over the world.

  2. sketched out says:

    Congrats to Daniela! What a wonderful recipe! Also, thanks so much to Nate and Salli for inspiring so much creativity with this contest and the whole TDAC blog. You guys rock!

  3. JoR says:

    I have LOVED this series! So beautiful and interesting.

  4. @JulissaMora says:

    Wonderful illustration! It was fun to see all of the creative recipes! Thanks :)

  5. danigarreton says:

    THAAAAANKS TDAC and FNdish for this great opportunity! Im beyond flattered and happy to have won! there were so many amazing entries…congratulations to everyone who participated in such a cool project! keep it up!

  6. Cathy C says:

    JUST discovered this on FNdish..on Jan 3rd….Oh well, they are all so interesting, fun, beautiful, and yummy sounding….Love the concept….haven't figured out yet whether I can print one out, they are too pretty and special not to keep! Please keep this going…I love reading recipes from around the world, and seeing the lovely art! Thank You so much! Congrats to the lovely winner!

  7. Veronica Romero says:

    Good ideas and inicitives always have good followers. Congratulations Nate and Sally for the opportunity of knowing such talented artists like Daniella and her tender birds family so beautifully drawed.
    Very well deserved award!!!

  8. Fabiana Pacola Ius says:

    Congratulations Daniela! And thanks FN Dish and TDAC…holiday recipe contest was very fun and delicius!
    Love, Fabiana

  9. BarbaraBurch says:

    This was the best count-down to the holidays I can remember… since I was six! Thank you They Draw and Cook and the Food Network for hosting such a fabulous contest, and congratulations to ALL the artists!

  10. Mette says:

    Well done! :) Love the birds!

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