I recently added a new cookbook to my small collection: What to Bake and How to Bake It by Jane Hornby. I saw it one day in a bookstore and was enamored by its illustrations (by Kerry Lemon) and the way the recipes are presented. Each recipe is broken into steps, with each step photographed from above. The effect is quite striking and zen-like.
I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet, but am fully on board with the book simply based on the design. It’s already brought me enough joy and entertainment to be worth the price. Hornby already has two other cookbooks focused on the savory side but in the same style, published by Phaidon. Phaidon never ceases to publish loads of beautiful art books and cookbooks that I want to buy buy buy.