Being a booklover, I just love reading cookbooks. I read them like a novel. At first, I only pick up cookbooks with pictures. I always thought... I had something to compare to when I finish making a recipe. Sad to say sometimes my version did not compare to the high-tech food photograph in the cookbooks. It was not until I was drawn to cookbooks without pictures. There are outstanding chefs and cooks that write poetically about their recipes and foods they are preparing. I got swept away with their descriptions, exotic foods they used and creative way they tie in cuisines and atmosphere. It became breath-taking the wording use as they prepare gorgeous recipes on a lovely lagoon a tropical fruit salad. You can even hear sounds of the rain forest in the background as you are preparing a baked papaya. Last, in a beautiful garden while making a delicious organic spring greens salad, you can visualize the flowers in bloom and taste the heavenly smells of herbs growing. When you read a recipe without a picture, the wordings become so alive. All your senses are working overtime. You can just smell the recipe cooking, taste its goodness and even visualize it without a picture. The cookbook author has created just the right ingredients of poetic words and descriptions to pull you in. Your mouth would be watering, and you cannot wait to try that recipe yourself. I hope you have the chance to wander in a library or bookstore cookbook sections. Pick a cookbook off the shelf with only a few pictures. Take just a moment to really get into the wording. You would see cookbooks in a new light. I am so sure you will.
Author,Artist and Illustrator. Self Published author of eBooks and videos. Plus I do artwork on assignments and teach classes.