I love a good infographic, and we've seen our fair share of good ones here on the site! From a guide to cooking any grain to the best food sources for your essential vitamins, from an apple variety flowchart to a wine and food pairing guide, here are 10 of our favorite food-related infographics, charts, and flowcharts from the archives:
This isn't the first time we've seen food-as-Pantone-chips (remember these cute Pantone tarts?) but it's still fun to see what designers come up with. The latest version from Minneapolis-based art director David Schwen offers a twist on the meme by combining commonly paired foods, instead of colors! Schwen started a hashtag #pantonepairings on Instagram to share his creations:
We've been on a bit of a chart kick this week. What's not to love? Anytime we can look to a handy infographic to tell us what we'd otherwise spend a few minutes googling is to us a far better use of time, no? This wine chart is one such infographic. It's not the be-all-end-all of wine and food pairings (and serious aficionados will want to nitpick, and that's fine) but it is a good starting point.
First there was the Splendiferous Array of Culinary Tools, which meant it was only a matter of time before Pop Chart Labs divvied up all the kitchenware tools, machines, and helpers into one awesomely exhaustive chart.
The thought of using food to recreate priceless works of art doesn't sound particularly beautiful (or appetizing). But wait until you see the efforts of chef/stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves who recreated some of Mark Rothko's paintings with rice.
My own personal knowledge of the different styles of Italian noodles tends towards the basic. Spaghetti, check. Lasagna, check. Macaroni, check. Funghini — wait, what? Remember this pasta guide from earlier in the week? Well, here's another. This infographic is a great way to learn the ins and the outs of those crazy shapes. How well do you know your pasta?
It's a little early, I know, to be thinking about holiday gifts. But if you want to give a special person a handmade gift created just for them, then you may have to start organizing it now. One thing to consider is commissioning a favorite recipe to be made into original watercolor like the one above from Lucile Prache in Paris, France.