Cartoon about food obsession
Magritte pastiche cartoon
A cartoon about eating disorders or obsessive food disorders, drawn as an editorial illustration for an article about the subject in the Guardian newspaper
The cartoon is based on Rene Magritte’s painting of a person with an apple in front of his face
The beefburger in front of the woman’s face represents obsession with food
Notice that the hills in the background are in the form of food, and the clouds in the sky are in the form of loaves of bread – a reference to Magritte
The cartoon about surrealist art, surrealism, diets, dieting
Endangered species cartoon
A fish restaurant selling endangered species of fish
Over fishing is depleting fish stocks, with species such as cod and tuna being put on endangered species lists
A cartoon about food, resources, fishing quotas
Cookery cartoon – a recipe book for beginners
A cartoon showing a person reading a recipe book to find out how to prepare baked beans
A cartoon about how to cook convenience food and about how people don’t know how to cook
Cartoon reference number: a569
Cave men cartoon – the invention of cooking
A joke about stone age or prehistoric man and celebrity chefs
A cartoon about celebrity culture
Cartoon reference number: a359
Vegetable gardening cartoon
Cartoon of a gardener harvesting courgettes from his garden and bringing them into the kitchen
In the kitchen the gardener’s wife is looking at recipes for courgettes and is saying “It’s amazing how many recipes you can find with courgettes in them when you have to”
This is a joke about the problem of gluts of seasonal vegetables and fruit.
Home grown courgettes are a particularly good example of glut-prone vegetables.
Cartoon reference number: a259
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Cookery cartoon. Cook losing her temper while cooking a Gordon Ramsay recipe.
A cartoon about Gordon Ramsey and his bad language and temper.
The cartoon is funny because Gordon Ramsey is famous for swearing a lot, for using bad language and for having a bad temper. The humour lies in the fact that the cook seems to be taking on Gordon Ramsey’s personality traits as part of the cooking process. The cook is channelling Gordon Ramsey.
Cartoon reference number: a055
Environmental cartoon showing a barbecue powered by wind power instead of using charcoal – as a way of reducing carbon emissions.
Bbq cartoon- how to reduce your barbecue’s carbon footprint.
A cartoon encouraging people to reduce their carbon emissions and carbon footprint by using a wind turbine attached to a barbie.
Cartoon reference number: a046
Diet cartoon. A cartoon about gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, dietary fashions and food fad intolerance.
A cartoon about food intolerance, showing a person who is gluten intolerant (and who is rejecting some bread), a person who is lactose intolerant (and who is rejecting some milk) and a person who is food fad intolerant (and who eating a plate full of food that is normally labelled as unhealthy).
A cartoon about food fads, health, dietary fads, ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition, allergies, allergy, allergic reactions, food scares.
Men doing housework cartoons. Men act differently in the company of attractive women.
A cartoon showing a man modifying his behaviour in order to impress an attractive woman (possibly subconsciously).
A cartoon about gender differences, feminism, gender roles, sexual attraction strategies, deception, sexual display, gender interaction.
Cartoon reference number: a028
Cartoon about taste, both gastronomic and aesthetic. Showing that values and tastes that people (or rats) possess are dependant on circumstances, context and so on, and are not fixed or absolute.
Cartoon showing rats looking at a discarded, decaying, rotting piece of food covered with flies and thinking that it looks delicious and attractive. In such circumstances we as humans would be subject to the gag reflex or wretch reaction.
Meat eating partners of vegetarians cartoon
The cartoon shows an gathering of people who’s partners are vegetarians and vegans, but who are not vegetarian or vegan themselves, and who thus crave meat (which they either aren’t allowed to, or don’t like to, eat in the presence of their partners)
A cartoon about the way that people modify their behaviour in the presence of other people, especially to accommodate the other people’s social, ethical and cultural principles or mores.
A cartoon about food, ethics, meat eating, carnivorous or omnivorous diets, annual dinners, support groups, support networks
Food fad cartoon
A cartoon about gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance and food fad intolerance
A cartoon about food intolerance, showing a person who is gluten intolerant (and who is rejecting some bread), a person who is lactose intolerant (and who is rejecting some milk) and a person who is food fad intolerant (and who eating a plate full of food that is normally labelled as unhealthy)
A cartoon about food fads, health, dietary fads, ibs, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition, allergies, allergy, allergic reactions, food scares
Practical uses of philosophy cartoon
Philosophy in the kitchen cartoon
A man ponders on a variation of Bishop George Berkley’s theory that if you can’t see something it doesn’t exist.
The caption reads: Who said philosophy had no practical uses?
The person is thinking: Because I can no longer see it, the washing up ceases to exist!
Bishop Berkley’s concept is known as idealism – the view that the external world does not exist independently of the mind. According to Berkeley all that exists are minds and their thoughts and sensations, with nothing to suggest that the external material world exists at all
A cartoon about domestic philosophy, materialism, immaterialism, excuses, rationalism, irrationalism, rationalisation, home-spun philosophies, justifications
Absurdist kitchen cartoon
Dadaist kitchen cartoon. A woman using weighing scales for which the weights are made of lightweight polystyrene, and are therefore huge
A cartoon about lifestyle, kitchens, gadgets, dada, surrealism, absurdity, absurdism
Too many kitchen gadgets – no room for food
A kitchen full of cookery gadgets so there’s no room on the work surfaces for any food.
A cartoon about the way that people acquire gadgets and devices that they don’t necessarily use (in this case because there’s no room for the things (food) that the gadgets are designed to be used with).
A cartoon about lifestyle, kitchens, gadgets, acquisitiveness, kitchen layout and design, food preparation.
Original version drawn: 2002
Cartoon reference number: fod-11
Diet and cookery cartoon
Does mixing ingredients count as ‘exercise’?
Cooking and dieting cartoon
A woman vigorously mixing the ingredients of a cake, deceiving herself that this counts as healthy exercise
A cartoon about health, healthy eating, lifestyle, unhealthy recipes, self deception, wishful thinking
Cartoon about dieting showing a young woman pushing up on the bottom of food weighing scales to deceive herself into thinking that she’s reducing the weight of unhealthy ingredients in a recipe
A cartoon about dieting, cooking, low fat food, reducing carbohydrates intake, health, healthy eating, lifestyle, unhealthy recipes
Outdoor cooking cartoon
A cartoon about cooking en plein air,showing a kitchen cooker in a garden in place of a barbecue, as though it was a new fashion in al fresco cooking
A cartoon about food fashions, trends, eating, leisure, outdoor lifestyle, barby, barbie, barbies, summer cookery, cooking culture
Imported food cartoon
Food unnecessarily imported when it can be grown locally.
A cartoon about air miles, food miles, locally sourced produce, seasonal vegetables, environmental impact.
Genetic modification cartoon
Genetically modified peas – where the cellulose of the pea pod is modified to form plastic packaging.
Plastics produced from plants are known as bio-plastics.
An illustration about gmo, gene modification
Original version drawn: 1999
Cartoon reference: env116
Kitchen cartoon, food cartoon, cookery cartoon.
People often own recipe books that they never use – here’s a way to ‘recycle’ them
Using an unused recipe book as a table mat for hot dishes on the dining table
Food preparation cartoon
A man preparing a meal and throwing scraps of food into a kitchen bin. Most of the scraps end up on the kitchen floor.
Possibly an illustration of gender differences in the kitchen and towards housework and chores