Go Family Cookbook Crazy!

February is Bake For Family Fun Month, so feel free to start baking up a storm! We’re currently loosening up our belts and gravitating towards elasticated waistbands whilst trying to pretend that we won’t be eating ALL the baked goods at home this month. Anyhow, it’s inspired us to start thinking about cookbooks, and how (if you’re a foodie family) they’re a really important way to share family recipes, traditions, and inspire kids to learn to cook for themselves as they grow up.

These days when you fancy trying something new to cook for dinner people head straight to Google, and hey presto! You have millions of recipes from all over the world at the tips of your thumbs. But, remember the romance of the olden days when people would thumb through worn out, food splash cookbooks? Well how about combining the two, and throwing loads of your favourite recipes that you’ve tweaked and personalised into a photo book, to create your very own cookbook? Genius, we know.

Cookbooks are the perfect way to add warmth and hygge to your kitchen, and they also make a wonderful gift for any foodie! If you’re an #instafood poster you’re already halfway there – you’ll already have a great collection of delicious images waiting to upload! Just choose your theme of photo book, jot down your recipes and work them into your preferred order and you’re pretty much done.

If you’re bored of getting recipes online, how about asking family or friends for their favourite recipes? Remember that amazing cake your friend baked that one time? Get that one! You could ask them why they chose that, tell the story about the time you ate it – anything that enhances an emotional connection to it.

Check out these amazing cook authors that have blended the art of recipes and storytelling to create beautiful books:

Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story includes 15 children’s stories and recipes from the Bake Off star that the whole family can create. A perfect book for introducing kids to cooking!
From Scratch by Tembi Locke is a poignant autobiography of how food can heal divides and build bridges. A bittersweet mix of Sicilian recipes and coping with love & loss.
The Artists’ & Writers’ Cookbook This collection of stories and recipes combines essays and thoughts from writers and artists with their favourite recipes.

The A4 Photo Book

The A4 Photo Book is smooth, hard backed and matte throughout. It is perfectly bound and will make your photos come to life. Easy-peasy to create an ideal for any occasion or gift.

from £22.99

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The Personalised Notebook

For the note-aholic. Soft touch matte notebook filled with 150 pages ready for hopes, dreams and shopping lists.

from £9.99

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The A5 Photo Book

The A5 Photo Book is smooth, hard backed and matte throughout. It is perfectly bound and will make your photos come to life. Easy to create an ideal for any occasion.

from £14.99

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