The Perfect Cookbook to Give as a Gift

Cookbooks can be a tricky gift. Is it too narrow a cookbook (muffins only, for instance?) or too broad? Are the recipes too difficult or too easy? Will they already OWN this cookbook?

I recently got a copy of Picture Cook and I think it is the PERFECT cookbook to give as a gift. Plus it just came out last month, so the chances of them owning it already are very slim.

Even if the person you have in mind doesn’t actually cook, it makes for a great coffee table book or just a fun volume to flip through (and, probably, after seeing this cookbook, they’ll want to take up cooking).

Picture Cook

Written by: JANSSEN BRADSHAW of Everyday Reading

This cookbook is unique because instead of written directions, all the instructions for making the 50+ recipes in the cookbook are illustrated instead.

Instead of plowing through paragraphs of instructions, only to realize you skipped a step, these ones are easy to see. It’s perfect for visual learners and its just so cool looking. I’ve never seen a cookbook like this.

Picture Cook Instructions

And, even if you have no interest in picking up a kitchen knife, I’m betting this book will make you think twice.

by Janssen

Janssen is a former school librarian and avid reader who is always maxing out her library card. She now stays at home with her two small daughters and blogs about books for readers of all ages, her favorite recipes, and parenting adventures at Everyday Reading.