Recipe Comix: Food Fight

"Draw us a recipe." That's the brief we sent to a dozen of our favorite comic artists earlier this year; each week this summer, we're thrilled to present what they sent back. They're 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. (Check out all the comics published so far in the archive.)

This week: cartoonist Eli Valley, artist-in-residence at the Jewish Daily Forward, recounts the real-life schoolyard gladiator battles that befell him as the kid of a single mother, particularly when it came to defending her culinary skills. "Your mom" jokes have never been quite like this before.

Food Fight comic strip
Food FightEli Valley

Eli Valley, Artist in Residence at the Forward, is a writer and artist whose work has been published in the Forward, New York Magazine, Ha'aretz, Gawker, and The Jerusalem Post. He is currently finishing his first novel, and his website is EVComics.com.