Painters, illustrators and other visual artists are joining the ranks of the food-obsessed. Some document the intensity of a chef's life; others express a childlike joy in culinary adventure and the fun of playing with food. Here, some of the best—plus an exclusive Marvel comic strip starring Spider-Man and F&W's own Test Kitchen superheroes.
They Draw and Cook

They Draw and Cook

With the website They Draw & Cook, a brother-sister artist duo gives fellow illustrators around the globe a place to share their favorite everyday dishes—even fried calf brains.


Todd Selby: Shooting the Chef's Life

Determined to better understand the chefs he reveres, the NYC photographer captures unguarded moments at the stove and at home.

Sketching Kitchens

Jeff Martin: Sketching Kitchens

The Australian artist uses ink and paint to convey the energy and emotion behind the scenes at the world's top restaurants.

F&W's Test Kitchen Superheroes

Marvel Superheroes' Cookbook and More Comics

Illustrators are depicting chefs, wine pros and, in an F&W exclusive, our own Test Kitchen cooks—as superheroes. Take that, Green Goblin!