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  • Genre:COOKING
  • SubGenre:Courses & Dishes / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Sketchy Kitchen
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:136
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098379117

Sketchy Kitchen

Eat My Canvas

by Sarah Acosta

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A non-traditional cookbook, that combines art and cooking. The author, Sarah Acosta, combines these two by using her passion and exotic creativity to design a unique and satisfying cookbook. The Author used her passion for the arts and her passion for creating delicious recipes to enjoy with those around you. This cookbook is inspirational to all levels of artists and chefs, rather you are a beginner to well-seasoned. Open Sketchy Kitchen and explore the beauty in the art and the beauty in the food.


A creative collection of sweet and savory recipes infused with unique creations of art. This cookbook is non-traditionally designed to get your senses going on many levels. Every recipe in this cookbook has a sweet and savory attribute in flavors. The combination is umami. Each recipe is created to feed 6-8 people.
About the author

I was born in Aspen, Colorado, USA. My parents split when I was young, re-married when I was young. One set of my parents were active duty military, I being the oldest of four in this household, two younger brothers, one younger sister. The other set of my parents, settled where they started and grew from there. I gained two step sisters, that made me a middle child between all the children. I moved between each family growing up, exploring new cultures in some places when traveling and also the simplicity of knowing the same people since kindergarten in one town. I never lived anywhere long enough, until more recently. I married young, had four gorgeous children and though I have gone to school for many things and worked in the art, culinary and medical industry, I am happy that I was given the opportunity to be home most of the time with my children. Whom have inspired me to only push myself more in life. 

In my free time I spend it being creative. I am a professionally trained chef, attended culinary arts school to widen my knowledge in cooking and attain any new skill that I had not already taught myself over the years. I have spent every year since culinary school using the skills I have learned and just exploring the idea of new creations. I love to present my food with art. Usually using my food as the paint on the plate.  I enjoy creating many forms of art as well. I use watercolors, acrylics and charcoal for most of my creations. I enjoy sketching as well, but usually end up turning my sketch into something more with paint. The idea to write this cookbook came from the constant questions of, " can I have this recipe", when I would feed guests, family, friends and teachers. I always apply my upmost creativity when I create something, so I thought what a great idea. Be different! Traditional cookbooks include recipes and usually a photo of the food prepared. This is art in itself. The idea of changing the way the food was represented triggered so many ideas. I have created art for many of the recipes in this cookbook, each piece of art representing something from that particular recipe that inspired me. I applied many forms of ways to create art when designing each piece. I was inspired to continue to make this cook even more different than anything traditional and challenged myself to give each recipe its own unique name. It was a blast to create this cookbook and I have already begun a million other ideas for new cookbooks to come in the future. 

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