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.

By Kate Heddings
Updated March 31, 2015

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.

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.

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!