Completely thrilled with the Foodie’s Colouring book and what a great idea!
I receive lots of coloring books like this but rarely do I get so excited when I start going through the pages. I am a Foodie and a Coloring Book Addict so the two passions in one place are perfect. First, you get fun and fanciful foodie pictures to color in, all with a unique style obviously hand-drawn, none of this throw it together in Photoshop stuff. Next, you get pages with quotes from notable Foodies like Julia Child to color in and hilarious pictures, a favorite is an octopus with different cooking utensils in all 8 of his “hands” I just received this yesterday and normally I wait to do a review but not so with this book.
As if the fun pictures to color weren’t enough, in the center of this book are some wildly YUMMY looking sweets photos with the recipe included. I think I gained weight just looking at them but will be heading to the store for ingredients today!
The pictures are one-sided so no problems with bleed through. There is also a fun quiz to find out just HOW much of a wild Foodie YOU are.
“Everyone knows a foodie or is a foodie themselves. Foodies love good food, good company, and sharing the tastes and flavors of a well-cooked dish. In The Foodie’s Colouring Book, foodies can rejoice and relax as they colour in a variety of food-themed images, take the foodie quiz, laugh at the foodie alphabet, and join the adult colouring book craze sweeping the world. For mindfulness or just for fun, The Foodie’s Colouring Book also includes a bonus cookbook section with sweet recipes to cook at home. Colour, cook, create!”
We were thrilled to be able to get a little one on one time with the illustrator of the Foodie Colouring Book Haylea Bridle.
What do you enjoy drawing the most
I very much enjoyed the challenge of drawing food I wouldn’t normally draw. Oysters for example, I must say, were never at the top of my to-do list, however I think I can now say if ‘Oyster Anatomy; an intimate glance’ happened to be a topic at pub trivia, I’d be going home with the meat tray.
How did you get started?
By testing my parents’ patience as a child. Things were drawn on that shouldn’t have been drawn on, using things that shouldn’t have been used to draw with. I called it my ‘experimental phase’, my parents’ called it their ‘blue phase’.
Who or what has inspired you?
For this book, breakfast, lunch and dinner (aaand the many snacks in between) became edible inspiration. Humble snack expeditions to the fridge began to take a little longer as it transformed into 5 shelves of (at some times, decomposing) reference. A mere sandwich was never escorted to my mouth without a notepad as witness.I have a spatially inconvenient habit of collecting large amounts of children’s picture books, from which I also draw great inspiration. A fact the shelving section of my local IKEA can attest to. Some find inspiration in Tolstoy; I find inspiration in Toy Story
.Do you like to color in your designs or prefer to have others do that?
Others! I colored in the cover for The Foodies Coloring Book, and I can say at that point in time, I was experiencing very little therapeutic benefit that coloring in is known for, knowing that every line rebelling pencil stroke would be on show! As these illustrations were created with the intent of being black and white, there is nothing better than seeing someone breathe new life into them with color.
What supplies (brands) do you recommend for your book(s)?
My favourite coloured pencils are by a brand called LYRA. They are so beautiful to hold, it makes you never want to pick up anything else again. They are smudge-proof and waterproof too, especially handy for those susceptible to a celebrational weep once finished colouring!
This illustration and quote just cracked me up.. Check out the Melons Dolly Parton is holding!
We also like to know what the book publishers have in store for colorists so we did a short Q&A with them as well. Hopefully, the coloring “craze” is a great way for more people to discover and benefit this way.
The Coloring Book trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down.. if anything it is picking up in the US with more and more creative and unique ideas for people to connect with. The posterzines the publisher spoke of before are available too with “The Foodie’s Colouring Posters” featuring 2 giant posters and 3 small posters. What fun for a restaurant opening or a potluck party.
These books are also available at the Book Depository possibly with less postage so check there as well. I’ll be coloring in this book very soon and sharing my results and thoughts about the paper on the social media channels so be watching for that, and luckily I received a set of Lyra Colored Pencils for Christmas so I’ll be trying those out first since they were suggested by the illustrator.
All those involved with this coloring book would love it if you use the hashtags #foodiescolouring #foodiescoloring or #foodiescolouringbook when you color in a page so they can see their creations brought to life by the colorists out there.
Funny Foodie Coloring Books for Adults
A Coloring Book by Cherrie Poppins (Author), Wild Billy (Illustrator) Suck my Cookbook has it all. Naughtily clever illustrations that match up with the recipes. You not only have coloring to do, there are also word search, crossword puzzles and more to keep you busy. This would be a PERFECT White Elephant gift exchange gift if your group has a good sense of humor as well as the foodie on your gift list. I am thrilled the author sent me a few copies, I’ve already found homes for them and can’t wait to see what my friends do with them.
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This book is adorable and perfect for someone that prefers funny and entertaining over intensely detailed coloring. Each of these illustrations is hand done, no computer-generated art here. Prepare yourself to color in all of your favorite snacks- from a healthful, vicious apple to sweet, yet evil toaster pastries- attacking one another with glee and abandon. *Warning- contains snack-on-snack violence. May cause laughter and stomach rumblings! Click to Order Amazon US, UK or Canada
Spiral-bound, printed on one side with 76 pages, the fun coloring book with it’s “Ode to Taco’s” theme will keep you laughing the whole way through. You will ‘color your way through this snarky Taco-obsessed book filled with pages of one-liners all taco devourers can enjoy. Oh, and some advice. This book is best served with…you guessed it. Tacos.” How fun!
I recently saw this coloring book in the Target magazine section and thought it was a fabulous idea, combining two of my favorite things! Coloring and fabulous desserts. Each page has a cake to color and on the opposite page the recipe for the cake.
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31 fun-to-color, mouthwatering word designs. Unique and playful illustrations feature the shapes of food items formed by a variety of related terms. Images include an ice cream cone, pancakes, pizza, cupcake, hamburger, fries, and more. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
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Drawing inspiration from her beautiful blog A Cozy Kitchen, cookbook author and food blogger Adrianna Adarme has created an adult coloring cookbook with 40 happy, cozy, and tasty recipes and illustrations—including pizza for breakfast and kaleidoscope ratatouille tarts
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Book Color your way through 90 beautiful illustrations of your favorite bakes by the official Bake-Off illustrator, Tom Hovey. Forget the recipe, take off those oven gloves and unleash your artistic flair — decorate showstopping cakes and bakes whilst the pressure’s really off.
From Creative Haven, more than 30 original, mouthwatering cake and cupcake designs let everyone join in the fun. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
Life is Delicious a spiral-bound Coloring Cafe book
These 45 delightful coloring pages drawn by the talented artist, Ronnie Walter, will take you from the kitchen to the table too, but without all the clean-up.
Coloring Books for Wine Lovers and Cocktail Fans
Stir and shake up some coloring and cocktail fun with cocktails like “You’ll SHOOTER You’re Eye Out!”, “It’s All About MEmosa!” and classics like the Daiquiri, Gin Martini, and Pina Colada. Have fun following the Martini Diva on Instagram here.
She also has some holiday-themed cocktails books to play in:
- Merry Martini Mixology Book – 24 Holiday’s with Seasonal Spirit
- Halloween Martini and Munchies Coloring Book
- Valentine Martini’s
This book is designed for those colorists who prefer simpler designs and love wine. 30 one-sided pages by Rachel Jones filled with wine and whimsey.
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