Aura Mae first introduced Gear Diary readers to the TasteBook CookBook back in February, and since the holidays are fast approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to remind you all of what a fantastic gift it would make for any cook…
As Aura Mae explained, what sets the TasteBook apart from any other Cook Book is this:
You have the luxury of individually selecting recipes that you will be more inclined to like and make. And because it is in a binder format, if you find that one didn’t quite pan out, you can pop it out and replace it with something else. (My TasteBook has far more recipes in the Appetizers and Drinks section than the vegetable section!)
So here’s the great part: You can choose from their vast library of recipes from sources like Epicurious and Bon Appétit OR you can upload your own recipes and photos! Do you have a stack of your grandmother’s recipes sitting around? Use TasteBook to make your own personalized (and yet professional looking!) collection. It would also be a fabulous way to send your kids out of the nest with your family favorites. They even have the option of sharing recipes between other users. (I uploaded some of my own recipes and gathered others from their library.)
I read Aura Mae’s review with interest, and recently received my own TasteBook. I’ll concur with everything she said, and also say that I was quite pleased with how nicely done it all was!
Mine was a special edition of holiday goodies…
The binder can hold up to 100 recipes; the pages are colorful and visually appealing. The recipes look delicious, and I can’t wait to try them.
$35 gets you 100 printed recipes, and if you are giving this as a gift you do not have to try and guess what should go in the recipient’s book! Instead you can give them a gift certificate and let them do the picking, choosing, and creating.
If gift certificates just seem too cold and impersonal to you, TasteBook also has afilled with – each starting at just $35 (or less), and each ready to be personalized for your loved one. They even come with personalized gift wrap, so if your cook lives across the country you can order them one without worrying that it will show up unwrapped.
You never know what kitchen gadgets someone already has or what they may or may not want to add to their kitchen drawers. With that said, if you have a chef on your gift list, you cannot go wrong with TasteBook.
Link: TasteBook CookBook