Now for my foodie friends! Good + Simple by the Hemsley sisters. This looks like a book you would find in Urban Outfitters, am I right? This cookbook oozes hipster-chic. Clean lines and bold colors. The photos aren't overly fashioned, yet look like enticing and quite delicious. The font is simple enough and continues those clean lines like you see on the title. I love the half-page dust jacket, because, well-beautiful naked books are really hard to find!
Some of the wonderful recipes include:
Creamy Carrot Bake
Raw Beetroot Carpaccio with Goats Cheese and Herbs
Herby Tahini Dressing
Cannellini Vanilla Sponge Cake with Chocolate Avo Frosting
Celeriac and Blue Cheese Gratin
These are recipes I haven't seen anywhere else. They're unique, so that adds to what makes this book so wonderful! I keep it front faced on my bookshelves.
Okay, I'll be honest. This one is my favorite out of the bunch! Heart of the Home by Susan Branch is a serious work of art. Susan did all of the water coloring and the lettering is this ENTIRE book! Every single thing in this book was done by hand. The recipes, the pictures, the index, and even the page numbers! My writing doesn't do this cookbook justice. I don't care if you're not a cook-if you are a book lover or just a lover of art and beautiful things-you need this. NEED it.
When asked to review this, I was excited because it was my first cookbook. Well, I had no idea what I was in for until it arrived. I sat for ages thumbing through each page. Even my mother (who could care less about a cookbook) also sat in awe over the art that filled the pages of this book. My husband was even in shock! He couldn't believe that this was hand-done and not some fancy font. This will be another piece I pass down to my daughter. It too would be a perfect gift for a new bride or even a house warming present.
What makes this book even more special is the practical uses of it. It's filled with great information such as measurement equivalents, How to Serve 100 People, Emergency Substitutes, Pieart, and little stories & poems. A treasure y'all, this is just a gorgeous treasure. Here are a few of the recipes included:
Asian Quinoa Salad
Hearty Dinner Stew with Buttered Noodles
This is like having one of those wonderful, old church cookbooks-but taken up a few notches. There are old classic recipes, and brand new fresh ones. This has such a variety, it could be the only cookbook you own-and I swear you wouldn't get bored.
I want every book Susan Branch puts out! Heart of Home will not be my only book from her! Her work is top notch! If you wanna see more of her stuff, check her out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagrtam, and even YouTube!
What are some of your favorite "artsy" books?
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