Enter Wendy MacNaughton, illustration journalist, artist, author, and former social worker. A modern legend in the field of American illustration, MacNaughton translated Nosrat's vision into lush watercolors that toe a line between artful and practical, while remaining undeniably "MacNaughton." Which is to say, alive. MacNaughton's illustrations skitter across the page with delicate intensity, like fresh fuzzy roots meeting soil. Her hand-lettering often has the look of a tropical leaf on the verge of unfurling. And her adaptation of Nosrat's methods—from peeling beets to making mayonnaise—explodes into a dynamic universe of color.