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An Illustrated Food Journal

Thanks to the likes of Instagram, Twitter and some rather self-involved (and hungry) anti-social diners, journaling our eating habits in pictures is nothing new.

 An Illustrated Food Journal

An Illustrated Food Journal

And while it’s easy to rail against every Tom, Dick and Harry who posts up yet another picture of their #cronut or some other confection, it’s a pleasure to see the food illustrations in this gorgeous new book from Stephanie Odu.

Boat illustrations.

Boat illustrations.

Her Illustrated Food Journal delineates the story of her travels in space and food through South America, ‘seeing new places, encountering new people and best of all, trying new foods’.

Chuchitos

Chuchitos

Odu lives and works as an art director and illustrator in London, and says she draws inspiration – perhaps unsurprisingly from this endeavour – ‘from people, chance encounters, travel and food.’

Hand drawn map

Hand drawn map

Each page of the cute little volume is dedicated to a different foodstuff, meal of place, weaving a story of Odu’s travels through hand-drawn maps, illustrations and helpful language hints.

San Salvador Set Meals.

San Salvador Set Meals.

Advice such as ‘what to do if you happen upon a yuca’ (‘Cook it, of course!’, we’re breathlessly urged) peppers the book.

Illustrated cooking instructions

Illustrated cooking instructions

The book is stitch-bound and Risograph printed on recycled paper.

An Illustrated Food Journal spread

An Illustrated Food Journal spread

An Illustrated Food Journal is published by Doodleplate. For more information visit http://doodleplate.com/#an-illustrated-food-journal

Illustration page spread.

Illustration page spread.

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