Just look at those gloriously-illustrated artichokes, carrots, asparagus, peas, and kohlrabi It may come as no surprise that when I first stumbled upon Jessie Kanelos Weiner’s work, I was completely enamored. I was scrolling through the many hunger-pang-provoking photos on Instagram one day when I came across an image titled “5 Golden Rings,” featuring five perfectly-drawn donuts in a wreath formation. Not only was the illustration captivating, I couldn’t help but smile at her delightful wit. I became an instant fan and started following Jessie’s a.k.a. The Francofly right then and there.
I later learned that Jessie is an expat living in Paris, surrounded by inspiration at every bite and capturing it all with pen and paper. She wears many talented hats, including illustrator, food stylist, blogger, and cookbook author, as well as recently adding Coloring Book Author to the list.
Yup, you read that right. She has created one of the best coloring books you can imagine for food lovers. It’s called Edible Paradise: a Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables and it is filled with a seasonal smorgasbord of edible delights, just waiting for you to pick up a pen and bring them to life. And we just so happen to be giving away a copy to one lucky winner. See the details below.
Jessie was sweet enough to answer a few questions for us, but in her own very special and amazingly-illustrated way. Without further ado, I give you our Q&A with Jessie Kanelow Weiner.
GIVEAWAY is now closed and a winner has been chosen! Thank you to all who entered.
Win Your Very Own Copy of Edible Paradise: a Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
TO ENTER: Simply tell us what is your spirit fruit and why in the comments section below.
We’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday, June 20, 2016. If your name is picked, we’ll notify you between June 21-22 and ship to you directly shortly thereafter. Please reply within 48 hours, or we’ll need to choose another winner. (Don’t forget the fine print: We can only ship to the continental U.S. addresses.)
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