// Dipping into the New Year

When I submitted my Mulled Wine recipe to the They Draw and Cook Christmas recipe compilation, I also sent this second option: a very creamy and tasty sun-dried tomato dip. – This is my boyfriend’s recipe. I’ve had it countless times and swear by it. It’s amazing.

Here are a couple of close-ups.


The good news: this illustration was nominated Illustration of the Day by TDAC (yay!):

and it was also nominated Favourite Recipe of the Day on the Food Network blog, The FN Dish (yay!):

I was away on holiday when this happened so it was a great surprise. Needless to say, I was over the moon when I found out. :)


This is what they had to say about the piece:

“Drawing Inspiration: Dipping Into the New Year” by Nate Padavick

“Mmm-mmm-mm. This is such a simple and easy recipe that promises such big flavor. We’re pretty sure there won’t be any of this left over after a holiday party. We love Joana Faria‘s slightly edgy illustration style. The creative twist on the Advent calendar works so well for this recipe. The chunky hand-lettering style is great combined with the delicate rows of garland. If you venture over to her website you’ll see lots more of her detailed line drawings and intriguing designs. In fact, we love this recipe so much we made it for our own get-together, and it turned out great. Next stop, New Year’s.”


Aw… They are so wonderful, the guys over at They Draw and Cook! They never fail to bring a smile to my face. I urge you to take a look at their incredible project and website: www.theydrawandcook.com – It’s definitely one of a kind!


Lots of love from Lisbon.


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