As a defiant response to sad desk lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches—and we want to see yours, too.
A Serendipitous Lunch: "Beans, greens and cheese! A delicious combo that's also full of different shapes to paint: triangular cheese, bean-shaped beans, and soft, circular leafy greens."
Fancy Refrigerator Salad: "This salad has so many components—lots of little chopped up pieces that make up a whole. With so many ingredients there are lots of opportunity for color play in this pattern. I assigned all the main ingredients in the salad their own color and shape."
Sautéed Asparagus Redux: "I love asparagus—there are lots of ways to eat it and draw it. And bacon is on everyone's list of favorite foods. This pattern intermingles the bacon and the asparagus steams in a little dance-off!"
Do you ever doodle while you lunch? Tell us in the comments below!
Illustrations by Heidi Meredith; all photos by Amanda Hesser