Spotlight on Spice: The Basics of Herbs by Heather Diane of Illustrated Bites

illustration on the basics of herbs

illustrations of dill, marjoram, sage, thyme, and tarragon herbs

illustrations of rosemary and mint herbs

illustrations of basil, parsley, chives, and cilantro
how to harvest fresh herbs
how to chop herbs with delicate stems
how to chiffonade herbs
Illustration courtesy of Heather Diane

Cooking is an art. A form sometimes lost in the delicious, yet endless and repetitive images of the online world of food.  Photography has become too impatient to represent art in the kitchen. 

That’s why it was refreshing to discover Heather Diane Hardison’s blog – Illustrated Bites

banner of illustrated bites blog

Heather’s site is a collection of wonderful illustrations created out of her “insatiable hunger” for food and art.  Work that she recently featured at her own art exhibition in San Francisco. 

For the visual learners among us, Heather shares many illustrated recipes from Easy Ratatouille to Chocolate Brioche to Sautéed Scallops with Roast Asparagus.  She also makes cutting a cinch with her two part illustrated series on Knife Skills

To see these and more illustrated recipes and tips – and even a free desktop wallpaper illustration on Edible Mushrooms - head over to Illustrated Bites to find Heather drawing art back into the kitchen.

heather diane hardison of illustrated bites, painting on a glass window

You can also find Heather’s portfolio here:
And her Twitter account here: