The Incompetent Cook by Ivor Thomas

The Incompetent Cook by Ivor Thomas

This submission is the illustrations for The Incompetent Cook by Ivor Thomas.
The Incompetent Cook is a novel made up of ten short stories. Together they form a single narrative about a reluctant adventurer who travels the world on a quest to find the compass-bearing that he believes will set the direction for his life. Adding a unique twist to this smorgasbord of action, plot and human singularity, food plays a part in each episode: like in Australia where a kidnapper is saved from jail on account of his lamb shanks with a ragout of mushrooms; or in Israel where a single recipe gets the story-teller a job as cook on board a cargo vessel. (The recipes are provided.)
More images are available to see here:
http://tomwatsonillustration.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/the-incompetent-co...

The Brazilian Affair
The Disappearance of Mr George
The Kenzo Palace Hotel