Saturday, June 19, 2010

Spaghetti alla Caruso

This is what I made for dinner tonight ~


You use San Marzano tomatoes (or regular diced tomatoes if that's all you have)


And olive oil


And chicken livers (no, they're not gross after you've cooked them!)


and a bunch of other stuff. Then you mix it with pasta and you have the recipe Enrico Caruso liked to cook for himself.

This is yet another style I'm working in now. I've done a few assignments like this, and love it! Its a pen line, scanned into the computer, and painted with photoshop. I'm working on some more samples so I'll have enough to make a section on my website. Not sure what to call it though - "Casual", "Relaxed", "Naive", "Sketchbook", "Had a couple glasses of wine" ...

8 comments:

Laura Zarrin said...

It looks great! I like this style. It's fun to have a fast style as a break from color pencil.

Katherine Thomas said...

I think you're on to something here. If somebody published a cookbook written like that... I would buy it in a snap. So would everybody else! Good job!

Karen Lee said...

I love the style! It is obviously fun for you. My Aunt Fay makes the most fabulous spaghetti sauce with chicken livers in it. Thinking that might be on the menu this week.

CC said...

Splendido!
You are so talented. There's a wonderful "retro" yet modern look to these drawings.

You are an inspiration.

Janet Pantry said...

Yes, this is different - you are such a creative soul Paula! I agree with Katherine - I'd definitely buy a cookbook written/illustrated like this. Your recipe made me hungry.....

Paula Pertile said...

Ah shucks everyone, thanks. I'm off to do a cookbook ...
:~)

Margaret Bednar said...

Let me know when it is published! I LOVE the style and maybe I will scan in my drawings and photo shop them! I've bee struggling with water color and am ready to pull out my hair. Or maybe it is time for acrylics! Your colored drawings are very eye catching.

Sally Springer said...

Love this new style, Paula! It would be perfect for a cookbook.
You are inspiration for me to try a looser style!