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Make Some Art. Your Brain Will Thank You.

Let go and enjoy the health benefits of creativity. #100StartsWith1

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Champion: Saelee Oh

Action: Make some art.

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Back to School: Draw Something #30DaysofGOOD

Get creative. Don't worry if you don't have experience or don't feel like you have any natural artistic talent—you can do it.

Today, I want you to get creative.

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Feast Your Eyes: From Sketch to Recipe

When celebrity chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea wants to design a new dish, he starts with a paper and pencil.


When celebrity chef Grant Achatz of Chicago's Alinea wants to design a new dish, he starts with a paper and pencil. The image above is part of a Saveur-curated slideshow comparing chefs' brainstorming sketches with the final dishes, and shows Achatz's Halibut with Black Pepper, Black Licorice, and Lemon. In the caption, Achatz adds this explanation of the thinking that went into the dish:

We experiment a great deal with color and how it affects the dining experience. With this course, we either chose white ingredients like halibut, parsnip, and almond, or we deliberately manipulated dark or black ingredients—like black pepper, licorice, and coffee—to make them white. The monochromatic presentation combined with the various manipulations makes the ingredients almost completely unidentifiable.

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