An Illustrated Guide to Radishes



This pretty how-to on radishes from Lucy Engelman, a new contributor to Eat Boutique, has me thinking so many things like, I desperately need to take a drawing class. I should spend more time in the garden. Recipes topped with a fried egg make me lick my lips. Lucy’s creative drawings, grocery list and recipe leave no excuses why you can’t grow your own radishes and eat them too. Say hello to Lucy, friends!  -Maggie

All illustrations by Lucy Engelman.

Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is now focused on opening her first permanent Eat Boutique​–​a food​-​retail concept space ​with a new way to the very best food. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: Recipes That Revamped My Pantry & Made Me Love Me, At Last, will be published by Roost Books/Penguin Random House in 2019. Her first cookbook, Food Gift Love, features more than 100 food gift recipes to make, wrap, and share and is available wherever you find favorite cookbooks.

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  • how delightful! This makes me want to try radishes again as I’ve never cared for them but this recipe sounds like it is worth a shot.

  • Oh, those illustrations are just beautiful! Love it–and love radishes too, of course.  🙂

  • Kate

    This is gorgeous!

  • Josephine Rozman

    This is brilliant! Beautiful illustrations!

  • Love these illustrations ! Great work !

  • Cindy Ball

    Stunning illustrations and I love the accompanying text.  Yes, it makes me want to take an illustration course and eat radishes. Well done.

  • Stunning. I adore this. 

  • Lucy Engelman

    Thanks so much for the kind words Maggie and EB readers! I had so much fun making this I hope it inspires lots of colorful edible gardening this summer growing season– it definitely did for me! 🙂

  • My radishes this year have been out of control…so good though, particularly when sauteed with the greens, and tossed with some fresh pasta, garlic, red pepper, chives, and goat cheese. YUM!

  • Nancy Boyle

    Wonderful illustration style. Great fun!