Doodle Cook


Free your imagination with colors, shapes, and food.

This is the second time I have written about Hervé Tullet’s books. Like him, I am also a lover of shapes. I love how their versatility lends them to expressing yourself; shapes can be whatever you want them to be. And I would love to walk into a restaurant with a menu full of dishes like “zig zag soup,” “scribble delight,” and “dot stew.”

Those are just some of the unlimited possibilities for little creators in Tullet’s Doodle Cook. Because there are an infinite number of ways to look at a triangle — it can be pasta on your plate or a butterfly in the spring — there are, likewise, unlimited ways to make a “quick circle salad,” one of the suggested recipes in the book. You can make them all in your own unique way. In Tullet’s words, “It’s very important for me to not have the right recipe.”

This is an interactive book but it’s not about doodling or drawing. It’s about feeling free to make and build whatever you believe in. It’s about feeling empowered by your masterpiece. It’s about self-confidence. It’s about a passion and love for life.

Find Doodle Cook at your local library.