I’m semi-kidding about the whole get someone a cookbook-so-you-can-eat-their-food but also, not really. I normally don’t do gift guides, especially a cookbook gift guide, but honestly? I really, really love cookbooks. I love that you all also nerd out a little bit with me about baking! Every time I tweet about baking multiple things happen: a) you all demand I ship it to you b) you tell me you are also baking and c) you like my tweets. And we all know that if you like my tweets it means you love me. Or something like that.
So here’s my cookbook gift guide!
I love cookbooks, including the feeling of the pages as I turn them. Reading a cookbook gift guide blog post even makes me happy. I love that I can use cookbooks that my grandmother’s used, my mom used and now I can use. People who are on Top Chef and actually know what they are doing, firmly believe that food unites generations and recipes is a literal passing of something from generation to generation. In fact, I love seeing the stains on recipes that have been loved and I made when I was learning to bake!
I am so happy that cookbooks are coming back! You can use an iPad all day long, if that’s your jam. However, there is nothing like having an actual book to read and make notes in. Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook has been one of my favorite purchases this year! The food is all delicious, her commentary is like her Twitter coming to life and also she somehow makes me want to workout and also put chicken wings on my hips by a pool. (That sentence makes more sense if you have read the book)
(Also that photo is as close as I am ever going to get to being next to her so I’ll take it.)
Cookbook Gift Guide:
Sugar Rush // Cravings // Huckleberry
Winter just makes me want to bake allll the things! Soups! Cookies! It’s no wonder that pretty much everything on my wishlist this year for Christmas and my birthday are related to the kitchen. There’s something about the miserable weather forcing me to stay inside my home instead of being out and about makes me feel like I can take on any culinary challenge. That and again, I have been binging all the season to Top-Chef, even seasons I’ve seen before.
Also, did you know that aprons could be so darn cute? AND THE MATCHING OVEN MITTS?! I have a feeling that these are going to end up in my own kitchen right after Christmas.