With a variety of online recipe sources such as Pinterest, Foodgawker and AllRecipes, why do we need cookbooks? I didn’t know the answer myself until I started receiving cookbooks to review from Blogging for Books.
Now, I have a collection of books I’ve received from Blogging for Books, along with a few I’ve bought along the way. Each one is different and filled with so many recipes I need to try!
1. Gorgeous Food Photography!
Typically, one of the first thing that draws me to a cookbook is the photography. I love to flip through cookbooks filled with beautiful pictures. I may be weird, but I would actually use cookbooks as coffee table books.
2. Easy Access to A Compilation of Recipes in the Same Category
If you are interested in a certain style of cooking or trying to stick to a Paleo diet, having a cookbook filled with recipes and ideas can be really helpful. If you want to try making sushi or cooking Indian dishes, it’s nice to have a collection of dishes to make in one place.
Often times these cookbooks have other helpful extras, such as glossaries, shopping lists, or helpful tips and tricks. Some of the healthy cookbooks I’ve gotten include guidelines for healthy eating or include better-for-you substitution ideas.
3. Cookbooks are Easier to Use While You are Cooking
A lot of times I end up using my phone or laptop to follow a recipe while I’m cooking. It can get annoying because texts or other notifications pop up and you lose the page you were on, and you keep having to turn it back on to see the recipe. Not to mention how hard it can be to read a recipe off of a small phone screen!
A few of my favorite cookbooks:
Do own any cookbooks? What are some of your favorites?