The Magnolia brand expanded once more on April 24th this year with Joanna’s cookbook, Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering. I am sure glad it did. My loving husband purchased Magnolia Table for me as a birthday gift and I have gotten busy, cooking several of the recipes. Obviously, this cookbook is gorgeous, and meticulously detailed–just like everything Joanna does.
There are a plethora of reasons to get this book. It’s easy to read, gives uncomplicated directions, and offers alternatives if needed. The best part? It’s real food.
Now hear me out. There are some wonderful cookbooks I own by world renown chefs. However, sometimes they are recipes that I would rarely eat or they just aren’t user friendly. Joanna’s book is real food that I would cook any day of the week for my family, for a dinner party, or to bring a friend. It’s uncomplicated, real food that is delicious and satisfying.
The benefits of this book do NOT end at the recipes. There are many helpful guides to help even the beginner, learn to cook. Here’s a sneak at what I mean:
Joanna compiled a cheat-sheet on what you should have in the pantry at all times… no need to constantly run to the grocery store.
Tools and Gadgets:
There are always tools you over look when you are building your kitchen arsenal. Joanna explains each tool and why you need them.
Universal Conversion Chart:
Because sometimes we all need a little help. Right?
Photography by Amy Neunsinger:
The photography in this book is A-M-A-ZING! And I love that is gives you a clear reference on what exactly the recipe should look like at the end of your cooking adventure. It’s perfect for someone like me who is highly visual.
If there is one cookbook you will buy this year… let it be this one. Joanna has once again knocked it out of the park. I am so excited to continue to cook new recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy. Want to know what I am cooking? Follow my stories on INSTAGRAM.
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