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Sketchplanations tagged with food-and-drink

Hara Hachi Bu
Hara Hachi Bu meaning summary showing a person, perhaps in Okinawa Japan, declining food at 80% full
Bellini — blini
Bellini or blini illustration: a glass of a bellini—a prosecco and peach cocktail—shown next to blini—small Russian pancakes with smoked salmon and caviar
Cake wreck
Cake wreck: a cake where instructions for the cake—"Happy birthday in purple, no nuts"—have been smartly written across the front. Intended as a metaphor for literal misinterpretation.
The tomato test
The tomato slicing test to see if you need to sharpen your knife. A knife running over the surface of a tomato followed by a disaster needing sharpening or some perfect precise slices
The metrics onion
Peeling away the intent and subtlety behind what seems a simple metric. Next to an onion.
When drinking tea, just drink tea
When Drinking Tea, Just Drink Tea - Zen proverb illustration: a blue tenshi teapot, often used in Japan, sits beside two cups of steaming hot tea, next to an open window looking out onto a calm natural scene of trees, hills and a river..
Stock, Broth, Jus
Stock, Broth, Jus illustration: a large cooking pot of water has bones thrown in to make Stock. A second pot has meat added to water to make Broth. The cooking tray used to roast a chicken is tipped up to pour out the Jus, made from pan drippings.
Deseed a pomegranate
Deseed a Pomegranate illustration: this 5-stage process shows how to separate the seeds from within a pomegranate using the back of a spoon and a bowl of water.
Stop chopping board slip
Stop chopping board slipping illustration: a tea towel is made damp at the sink in a kitchen. The damp tea towel is then laid out underneath the copping board. And hey-presto, the chopping board doesn't slip around as our chef happily chops their carrots.
The Egg Float Test
Egg test: how to use the egg float test to know if an egg has gone bad by checking it's floating behavior underwater
Fruit vs vegetable
Fruit vs vegetable drawing: showing the elements of a plant that are fruit or vegetable and a 2x2 matrix for which are commonly miscategorised
The Hungry Gap
The hungry gap illustration showing a timeline with a full box of Winter vegetables leading out of April, a nearly empty box in May, and an overflowing one in the Summer
Compose a cheeseboard
Compose a cheeseboard illustration: a delicious-looking platter is presented with a wide selection of cheeses; soft, hard, round, blue-veined and riddled with holes. In amongst the cheeses we find a colourful range of items to complement flavours; olives, nuts, pickles, cured meats and dried fruit.
The kitchen working triangle
The Kitchen Working Triangle illustration: a plan view of a kitchen is shown with the distances between commonly related appliances and storage highlighted.
Crossmodal perception
Crossmodal perception illustration showing that coffee tastes better when the machine is quiet and why plane food is less tasty
Tame unruly crisp packets
Tame unruly crisp packets illustration: a 7-step process lays out exactly how to fold a large, unruly, empty crisp packet into a neat, manageable triangle. Origami with purpose.
Kaffikok
Kaffikok illustration: wrapped up warm in a snowy landscape, a person sits and enjoys a coffee, before setting off on foot and stopping again some time later distracted by thoughts of another coffee. The distance travelled is shown as 1 Kaffikok.
Party bottle sizes
Party Bottle Sizes illustration: a series of increasingly large green glass bottles are shown in a row with their formal names and comparative size in relation to a standard wine bottle. From a Demi (half a standard bottle) to a Nebuchadnezzar (20 standard bottles).
Santo libre, cuba libre
Santo Libre & Cuba Libre illustration: a dark drink on the left is a Cuba Libre (rum & coke). A clear drink on the right is a Santo Libre (rum & lemonade)
The half-life of caffeine
The half-life of caffeine illustration: showing the effect of caffeine rising then decreasing over time
Freeze lemons and limes
Freeze lemons and limes - Sketchplanations
Set your table in time-honoured positions.
Set your table in time-honoured positions. - Sketchplanations
Make a cork pourer.
Make a cork pourer. - Sketchplanations
An americano and a long black: the difference
What's the difference between an americano and a long black picture
Bloody marys
Bloody marys - Sketchplanations
Don’t cut the nose off brie
Don’t cut the nose off brie - Sketchplanations
Microlife: The unit of life
Microlife: 30 mins of TV soap, 2 cigarettes, 7 units of alcohol
Cream tea: Cornwall vs Devon
Cream tea: Cornwall vs Devon - Sketchplanations
Scoville scale: chile heat via capsaicin content
Scoville scale: chile heat via capsaicin content - Sketchplanations
Sleepy foods
Sleepy foods - Sketchplanations
What’s the difference between mandarins, clementines, satsumas and tangerines?
What’s the difference between mandarins, clementines, satsumas and tangerines? - Sketchplanations
Origins of mandarins
Origins of mandarins world map: including Tangerine from Tangiers, Morocco, Mandarin from China, Clementine from Oman and Satsuma from Japan
How to make Irish coffee
How to make Irish coffee - Sketchplanations
Cafe consumption rates
Cafe consumption rates - Sketchplanations
De-seed pomegranates in a bowl of water
De-seed pomegranates in a bowl of water - Sketchplanations
Cuts of beef
Cuts of beef - Sketchplanations
Cooking at altitude
Cooking at altitude - Sketchplanations
Use serrated knives for foods with a hard outside and soft inside
Use serrated knives for foods with a hard outside and soft inside - Sketchplanations
Hedgehog a mango
Hedgehog a mango - Sketchplanations
Open bananas like a monkey
Open bananas like a monkey - Sketchplanations
The Betty Crocker Effect
The Betty Crocker Effect - Sketchplanations
The law of diminishing brownies
The law of diminishing brownies - Sketchplanations
Roll limes before squeezing and you’ll get more juice
Roll limes before squeezing and you’ll get more juice - Sketchplanations
Ghost cooking
Ghost cooking illustration: the art of cooking leaving a sparkling, untouched kitchen
If its not good enough for bugs, it’s not good enough for you
If its not good enough for bugs, it’s not good enough for you - Sketchplanations
Gelato, sorbet and ice-cream
Gelato, sorbet and ice-cream - Sketchplanations
Useful mixtures and their proportions
Useful mixtures and their proportions - Sketchplanations
Use crushed garlic and ginger in most of your cooking
Use crushed garlic and ginger in most of your cooking - Sketchplanations
Rules of thumb for cooking steak
Rules of thumb for cooking steak - Sketchplanations
Trim beans in one cut through the packet
Trim beans in one cut through the packet - Sketchplanations
Open a coconut
Open a coconut - Sketchplanations
Give air a pathway to avoid glugging
Give air a pathway to avoid glugging - Sketchplanations
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants - Sketchplanations
3 Miscellaneous cooking tips
3 Miscellaneous cooking tips - Sketchplanations
Clear the fog with a redeye
Clear the fog with a redeye - Sketchplanations
Portemanteau food
Portemanteau food - Sketchplanations
Wrap cheese in paper towel to reduce mould
Wrap cheese in paper towel to reduce mould - Sketchplanations
When combining cereals, layer milk-resistant cereals at the bottom
When combining cereals, layer milk-resistant cereals at the bottom - Sketchplanations
Shop healthy
Shop healthy - Sketchplanations
Drink porn fizz
Drink porn fizz - Sketchplanations
Marshal frozen peas and such
Marshal frozen peas and such - Sketchplanations
Cook rice like a pro
Cook rice like a pro - Sketchplanations
Buy half-price stilton after Christmas
Buy half-price stilton after Christmas - Sketchplanations
Tiredness can kill. Take a break
Illustration of a nappuccino and that tiredness can kill: Pull over, neck coffee, get 15 min shuteye for the caffeine to work then cruise on
Be fanatical about refuelling after exercise
Be fanatical about refuelling after exercise - Sketchplanations
Twist your spaghetti
Twist your spaghetti - Sketchplanations
Compliment and Complement
Compliment and Complement - Sketchplanations
Adjust your daily caffeine intake
Adjust your daily caffeine intake - Sketchplanations
Cut an onion into teeny pieces
Cut an onion into teeny pieces - Sketchplanations
Smaller plates help you eat less
Smaller plates help you eat less - Sketchplanations
Turn carrots while cutting
Turn carrots while cutting - Sketchplanations
Make a Wayne’s World pizza
The Wayne's World pizza of jalapeño, anchovy and banana
Pack food shopping effectively
Pack food shopping effectively - Sketchplanations
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