The cook’s guide to everything

With my birthday landing in the middle of the week this year I did a little early celebrating with my extended family over the weekend. My boyfriend’s wonderful family is always so kind to me but I have to call attention to one gift in particular that made me squeal like a little girl.

This bad boy.

With 2,000 recipes in 928 pages, this cookbook is THE authority in my opinion. If the recipe isn’t in here you probably don’t need it. Besides it would make an awfully good door stop!

Joking aside, the editors at Cook’s don’t just give you the recipe. They tell you why the recipe works. There are also great tips on storing produce and things like slicing a cake so it looks perfect.

Maybe I’m old fashioned but I just love a cookbook in my hands.Many people need only an internet connection to find a good recipe but there’s nothing like thumbing through this book for inspiration and for the perfect recipe.

I am so excited to go home and cook dinner tonight I can hardly contain myself!