"Draw us a recipe." That's the brief we sent to a slew of our favorite comic artists; each week, we're thrilled to present what they sent back. The resulting works of art are fantastic, beautiful, hilarious, thoughtful, informative, and often all of the above — and they prove that a recipe doesn't just have to be words on paper.
This week's Recipe Comic is the product of a fearsome New York-based threesome: comic artist Ryan Dunlavy, writer Grady Hendrix, and chef Amanda Cohen of East Village vegetarian-but-not-crunchy restaurant Dirt Candy
. Together, they comprise the team that wrote and illustrated Dirt Candy: A Cookbook
(Clarkson Potter, 2012), which tells the story (and delivers the recipes) of Dirt Candy in comic form. Here, they deliver a primer on cooking Swiss chard, by way of a parable about the unpredictable flow of cookbook authorship. See the comic »