Exploring, Sketching, That Recipe on my Mind
 

2. Sketching

And then comes the idea... . I like to draw and record what inspires me in notes and sketches. From the explored experience and from my sketches, I then create a recipe out of it. The sketch is the attempt to represent an idea, also a draft, a concept, a first overview. It can be a note (also a mental note drafted on paper) or a preliminary drawing, which does not have to be detailed or elaborate. It can be the memory of a taste or an aroma, a word, an image, a texture, an object, a color or all that together in a collage. Creative thinking is the combination of associative elements in new combinations. These combinations can form the basis for a later recipe. A recipe that still exists in this phase, only in our heads, or, as shown below, on a sheet of paper (or several).

Each of the following sketches inspired me to create a recipe, but they can also be seen independently and may inspire you to create your own recipe.


Examples/Connections (click on the pictures:)


Featured examples from the Archive

Notes from Nimh Bimh, Vietnam.

Notes from Nimh Bimh, Vietnam.

 
Catfish, minced meat and vegetable sticks wrapped in betel leaves. Grated and boiled rice, lemongrass jelly.

Catfish, minced meat and vegetable sticks wrapped in betel leaves. Grated and boiled rice, lemongrass jelly.


 
Notes from Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Notes from Chichicastenango, Guatemala


First holiday together (Croatia): "Oh, she has Spines!" (Collage) / Sea urchin, lemon-espuma

First holiday together (Croatia): "Oh, she has Spines!" (Collage) / Sea urchin, lemon-espuma


Inspired by Landscapes

Notes from Spain: Baked sweet potatoes, baby chard, mint vinaigrette, almond.

Notes from Spain: Baked sweet potatoes, baby chard, mint vinaigrette, almond.

 
Notes from Greece. Feta, olive tapenade & lamb's lettuce

Notes from Greece. Feta, olive tapenade & lamb's lettuce

 
Notes from Italy: Rocket salad, baked ricotta, dried tomato and nut pesto.

Notes from Italy: Rocket salad, baked ricotta, dried tomato and nut pesto.

 
Bali, sketches

Bali, sketches

 
Nasi Goreng with spinach omelette, Sambal Oelek

Nasi Goreng with spinach omelette, Sambal Oelek


 
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Pickled eggs with lemon and sour cream



Archive / Notes:  O meu Pasteil de Nata, Lisbon

Archive / Notes: O meu Pasteil de Nata, Lisbon