by gribi on May 9, 2012
Books so make the best gifts.
My husband came back from a business trip with a few old and new books (told you he’s awesome). I’m excited about the books, so let me brag about them in today’s post.
What a perfect title for a cooking book. “Creative cooks” sounds flattering, and “easy recipes” doesn’t sound too intimidating – so this book draws me like a magnet. It has nice and simple recipes with a twist. It has beautiful photos, too.
Call me shallow, but I judge cooking books by their pictures.
For my first recipe from this book, I’m deciding between Broccoli and Goat Cheese Frittata and Puree of Cauliflower Soup with Two Cheeses. Which one would you choose?
Big, fat cooking book with gorgeous pictures. It has over 200 recipes – both simple and exotic – and very user-friendly step-by step instructions and pictures. I like the design of each recipe page and the fact that there’s a picture for every single dish. Pictures that make your mouth water, too.
I can see why my designer husband chose it for me – and I can see it become a reference book for my future cooking endeavours.
As for first recipes, choosing from an overwhelming 200+ recipes is not easy, but I’ll go with the Spicy Peanut Chicken.
I’m always on the look-out for new exercises to add to my routines. Because I exercise every morning, I have number of routines that depend on the amount of time I have.
They’re usually pretty short, ranging from 4 to 20 minutes. Short and consistent workouts need variety, which is why this book is just what I need.
Again, it has some easy-to-understand pictures and instructions that will make it a book I’ll go back to often.
My husband thought I’d like an easy-read. Fiction is always a little trickier to choose for gifts, but I trust Igor’s choice. This author seems to be highly-acclaimed, so I look forward to reading it.
Nope, this is not my book. This is a book Igor bought for his office, and he’s currently reading it. Now I have no idea what to say about books on design, but maybe I’ll persuade my husband (who’s a incredible designer) to write a review of this book or even suggest a few great books on design for those interested.
Any books you’ve bought recently? Do brag!