So excited to finally be able to share this! I have a recipe comic on Saveur! I've been working on this for a little while, and it is live today. I was approached with the open-ended "draw a recipe" assignment, which triggered a bit of a crisis in my little heart: I realized that (a) most of my cooking is boring and barely needs a recipe ("Cut avocado in half. Eat with gusto; spoon optional"); and (b) the few interesting, complicated meals I have in my repertoir are straight out of cookbooks, which felt disingenuous to share with assumed recipe authorship. Talking it over with everyone I could, my mom came up with the idea of sharing a family recipe--my grandfather's menudo, specifically. My dad makes it every now and then, and it was a staple of my childhood summers, but I couldn't share a recipe I hadn't made myself. So, I made it!
AND IT IS AS GOOD AS I'D REMEMBERED! Quite a relief, with a comic deadline ahead of me.
It was a real pleasure to work on this project. Thanks a bunch to the good folks at Saveur (especially Ms. Rosner) for the opportunity to share my little comic; without it, I might not have ever found this gem in my grandfather's handwriting:
"Bring to boil - when boil starts, turn on ventahood fan -
when birds leave roof, it's doing just right."