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Recipes for Your Right Brain

 by Stephanie Glaros

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 If you are a visual thinker like me, you get frustrated trying to follow text-only instructions. When I cook, I constantly read and re-read recipes to make sure I haven’t forgotten anything. The easiest way for me to understand something is to draw me a picture, so I was delighted to discover Recipe Look, a fun website that encourages people to take their favorite recipe and create hand-drawn instructions. Some are probably too vague for the average cook to actually follow, but they provide an example of how images reinforce text. I’d love to see a whole cookbook of these.

(Thanks, HOW blog.)