I’m doing a review for Brian Thomas’ new cookbook that focuses on a low-glycemic way of eating, her recipes insures fats and carbs are separated and fuel types are clearly marked. When Briana Thomas, food blogger extraordinaire, said she’d be sending me her new cookbook to review I was excited. I’ve enjoyed her recipes for years now. I know her through our tight-knit blogging community and she’s just this wonderfully well spoken, and written, young women who has a heart for Christ. So of course I was excited. However, when I received her parcel in the mail I was a bit taken aback. I was expecting to receive the standard cookbook…..soft covered, thin paged, the norm, the usual, but here’s where Briana leaves so many other cookbooks in the dust…..she’s self published this gorgeous, big spiral bound, hardcover cookbook. It looks like it’s ready to stand up against anything a cook can throw, smear, splatter, or spill on it. Probably best not to test my theory though 🙂
First off Miss Briana….Yes I did read that section you wondered if anyone would read.❤ Do you want to know what section I’m talking about? Order your copy of Necessary Food(order here) and find out for yourself. 😉 I know shameless aren’t I….lol
Ok so I’ve already talked about the outward quality of the cookbook, the large, aqua green binding, the thick sturdy hardcover front and back of the book. The photos on the front page are engaging and colorful, which is a theme that carries on throughout the entirety of the cookbook.
I have had a few cookbooks lately that the index’s have made no sense to me, I had to re-learn how to find every single thing I was looking for. However, with Briana’s Necessary Food cookbook, the index is refreshingly easy to navigate. She makes finding what you’re searching for a cinch, which I really appreciate. Thanks Briana. ❤
When writing out recipe instructions, you really need to be thinking of your reader. You should be thinking about how you can make following the recipe as easy as possible. Briana has this skill, you can see on her blog, and she carries that over to her cookbook. Ingredients are listed in the order they’re used, and the instructions follow suit. Such a lovely flow and symmetry, that makes the whole experience so achievable and enjoyable.
Her recipes aren’t complicated and don’t require a Michelin star to master, but don’t let their ease fool you. You’ll enjoy each and every creation to your preferences. It’s a lovely, cookbook that will make you feel like the ‘master of your culinary domain’, simply by following Briana’s well laid out instructions. But let me say here…..subbing ingredients, saying “I didn’t have this or that, so I used this instead and it didn’t turn out like the picture at all” will not always fly with these recipes. Some are more gracious than others, but the whole purpose of following a recipe, to achieve the creator’s end result, most often requires you following the recipe! Just say’n ;-)❤
When I find a great cookbook with amazing pictures I can sit for hours and just browse the pages. I like to imagine recipes being served on my table being enjoyed by my whole family. This cookbook fulfills all my browsing needs completely, I’ve sat and looked through this book so many times that I think I have it memorized. lol It’s such an easy cookbook to get lost in. I’m so glad I have it, I’ll use it and pass it along to my daughter. I have a feeling it’s going to last that long….it’s built to last!
Thanks for another great resource Briana, the more we have, the healthier we’ll all be. ❤
If you want to order your own copy of Briana Thomas’ Necessary Food Cookbook you can order it here on her website today. Why wait, it’s such a gem you’ll be so happy you have it.