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July 12, 2019
There is nothing better than food to bring people together ! So why not gather all your family recipes favorite and create a recipe book personalized ? This is a perfect gift to offer and you’re sure to make someone happy but you can also keep a copy for you !
Six steps to follow in order to create his book of recipes
You remember the famous apple cake from Grandma ? The coq au vin of uncle James ? Cookies unforgettable children ? There is nothing, really nothing better than food to bring your loved ones together around the table, so start to copy your favourite recipes and make your own cookbook. If you are lacking inspiration, take those of MasterChef, it cannot be repeated to anyone !
Here are our tips to help you achieve the perfect book of family recipes
1. Gather your recipes
You can’t do a cookbook… without recipes. Go in search of all the recipes of your grandmother, than you have bitten at dinners between friends or those of Cyril Lignac, that you assign. Regardless of their origin, as long as they are good !
2. Choose a theme
The classic Christmas, the favorite of the family, or desserts inratables… You’re spoilt for choice ! Select a theme that brings together all of these delicious recipes, so you can easily find them when you look for it.
If you intend to offer, choose a theme that will delight the person who will receive it. For example, if your eldest is about to make his return to college, give him a book of his favorite dishes, with recipes that are easy to make. Like that, it’s going to take a little bit of home with him, and you will be assured that he is eating something other than pasta and kebabs in no time !
3. Think of your book
That you start with the Inputs or with a section for each contributor, it is important to keep a certain logic, so that you can easily find your recipes headlights. You can do a conventional book in the following order : starters, Dishes, Desserts, etc, or organize your recipes by ingredients : Vegetables, Meat, Fish and so on. Another option : follow the seasons, with a section dedicated to recipes for summer and another for recipes that smell good in the corner of the fire.
4. Ready, steady, go, cook !
Now that you have all of your recipes, you need photos to accompany them. Not worth going out of the old photos of your delicious food, put on your apron and the stove ! You will be able to take a photo of your dish in a harmonious way and to have a book homogeneous. The best part of this photo session culinary : to be able to taste your delicious dishes !
5. Room for creativity
Once your recipes and photos together, you can begin the making of your album. But where to start ? You are the artist, you can choose the size and location of all your photos, how many to put per page and in what order. You can also select the size of the font and its color in order to create something really custom.
If you want a unique book, choose a font to write “to hand” to add a touch more personal. You intend to create a book of recipes from scandinavian cuisine ? Opt for the font sans-serif and its elegant look. From our side, we chose the Photo Book Square Spiral – soft Cover, like that it can stay flat when it is open, and so the recipes are easier to read. We have added a high-gloss finish – perfect for wipe down all of the small splatters when you cook.
Need help to add your recipes ? This blog article is full of tips and tricks on adding text to your photo books that you create in no time !
As well as the good food, the recipe books are meant to be shared. You offer it or keep it for you, the dishes you cook will necessarily have a special flavor !