In fiction, it’s the twists and turns in a plot that can make an old idea stimulating. This apparently applies to cookbooks, too. Check out this article on NPR. It’s about a woman who, while listening to a friend tell her how to make eggplant parmesan, sketched out the steps instead of writing them down (not surprisingly, she’s a visual designer by trade). It makes for a brilliantly simple presentation of the recipe process (there are several recipes given in the article). Now she has fifty of her illustrated recipes being published as a cook book this fall. Congratulations to her on finding an interesting new way to present old material.