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Would make a lovely gift for crafters / home bakers
on 24 January 2011
I have tons of cookbooks that fall into 2 main categories. Those favourites that I enjoy reading and referring to for cooking all the time, and those I only read, as a coffee-table or bedside table book only. Bonne Maman: The Seasonal Cookbook falls into the latter for me.
I'm sure I'll cook many of the 'sweet' recipes shown as I'm always baking, and will certainly use the many ideas for putting those many empty iconic Bonne Maman jars to good use (which to be honest is one of the things that made me want this as a reference book - more for the craft ideas!); however this isn't simply a baking book, there are many savory recipes too that use Bonne Maman products (handy if you happen to have them to hand, costly if you don't have the right gooseberry or fig preserve already in the cupboard...).
All in all, a beautiful flick-through book for those into crafts and baking, but certainly not an everyday cookbook that will stay on my kitchen countertop. For this reason, I think it would make a great gift for someone (as if you don't buy it, you won't have guilt about not cooking from it).