The line between the culinary arts and the fine arts is merely a suggestion for both Kim Mahan and Sue Clancy. Feeling free to color outside the lines of typical cookbook publications the authors decided to make a cookbook that is not a bound book of recipes, nor is it an art exhibit for display on commercial gallery walls. Instead it’s a set of playful, practical, artworks (greeting cards, tea towels, framed prints) you can use at home to cook, eat and share with people you love.
This unconventional cookbook is “bound” on this webpage titled “Kim Cooks Sue Draws”.
To access ordering information for the individual items click on or hover over one of these images. At the bottom will be a link you can use to order.
About the authors:
Kim Mahan is a Portland, Oregon native. Her passion for cooking and great food started auspiciously and early as a survival skill against her mother’s 1960’s era Hot Dog Pizza and homemade TV dinners. The 1960s were the start of pre- packaged and instant meals and since her Mom could not cook she embraced the trend.
Kim trained at the Clark College Culinary Program and had internships in Portland Or, Vancouver Wa, and Barcelona Spain.
Kim began her culinary teaching career in Barcelona, holding cooking classes for the expatriate trailing spouses in home kitchens. Class Cooking was opened in her home kitchen turned class room in 2005. The business moved into a larger custom built commercial kitchen next to the winery Burnt Bridge Cellars in 2012. Now Kim teaches several cooking classes a month and provides catering for Burnt Bridge Cellars.
Kim is also a lover of all things Tiki, and enjoys searching out Tiki bars while traveling and being involved in the local Tiki community. She is a lover of the Midcentury Modern style except for the food she grew up with.
You can see more about Kim and Class Cooking here www.class-cooking.com
Sue Clancy was born in Oklahoma and now happily lives in Washington. Her passion for fine art, illustration and great food started as a child hanging out with her grandmother in a commercial kitchen. As her grandmother cooked Sue would draw the food and the cooking action. It was an effort to understand why her grandmother’s cooking tasted and looked so much better than her mother’s pre-packaged peel-back-foil-to-expose-tater-tots meals.
At the University of Oklahoma Sue met two fellow art students who were appalled by her sandwiches of baloney-and-cheese-food-slices (Sue had never learned her grandmother’s secrets). These two students, originally from California, along with several mutual friends from the international exchange student program, taught her the delights of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Sue illustrated these lessons.
Sue graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree – and with a love of cooking with fresh ingredients.
Now a professional fine artist Clancy is represented by several commercial art galleries. Her art has been exhibited and featured in public and private collections around the world. When not making fine art, illustrations or something yummy for dinner Sue can be found reading books or watching international films.
All images copyright Sue Clancy or when Chef Kim Mahan is quoted the content is the Chef’s. 2017