Episode 164: Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity and Connection with Lindsay Gardner

Episode 164: Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity and Connection with Lindsay Gardner

Today on the podcast I’m excited to have an interview with illustrator and author of Why We Cook, Lindsay Gardner. Lindsay is a mother of two daughters (her favorite sous chefs) and her watercolor and gouache illustrations have appeared not only in cookbooks and other editorial projects, but advertising campaigns, and stationery and interior design collaborations as well. Lindsay’s wide-ranging artistic sensibility makes her a gentle interrogator of the world around her. Her food art has appeared in the Cookie Advent Cookbook, Pies, Fries & Ice Cream, and The Rituals, as well as Uppercase Magazine, Architectural Digest, StyleCarrot, Decorist, Vogue, among others. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she’s been fortunate to live in the beautiful and vibrant locales of Oakland and San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY and Middlebury, VT, and recently moved to northern Michigan. Why We Cook is her first book.  Today on the podcast we talk about the nitty gritty process of making the book, Lindsay’s making the art for the book from managing ideation, sketching, layout and final paintings, as well as the timing of the book’s release given the pandemic and everything else that was happening in the world at the time.

Listen to Episode 164 below:

Things We Mention In This Episode:

Lindsay’s website

@lindsaygardnerart  (although may be on an IG break at the time of this podcast episode release

Lindsay’s illustrated cookbooks

Cookie Advent Cookbook

Pie, Fries, and Ice Cream – a coloring book for food lovers

The Rituals Simple Practices to Cultivate Well-Being, Deepen Relationships, and Discover Your True Purpose

Lindsay’s current favorite cookbooks:

Sababa – Adeena Sussman

Simply Julia – Julia Turshen

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