Happy Cooking by Giada De Laurentiis is what I call an all-in-one. You get a little bit everything. While this book will more than likely be found on the cooking and food shelves of your local bookstore, it is so much more than just a cookbook. Everything from quick weeknight dinners and kitchen remedies to throwing a brunch open house can be found in the pages of Happy Cooking. Giada’s advice and strategies are sprinkled throughout the book with coinciding recipes. In the midst of the Thanksgiving recipes she shares a yoga stretch to relieve stress and soothe an achy back from standing in the kitchen for hours preparing holiday meals.
Quality photos are one of my requirements for a good cookbook. If I open a cookbook and do not see pictures I immediately put it down and move on to the next. I am sure some people reading this are shaking their head at me after that last statement. I can’t help it. Pretty pictures are what draw me in. With that being said, this book stood out to me right away. On the cover alone there are six pictures not to mention the one on the spine and five more on the back. That’s right, your math is correct, twelve photos before you even crack the book open. Once you do open the book you will find a picture with nearly every recipe. That’s what I’m talking about!
In short, Giada shares her tips and tricks to live a healthy balanced life without stressing over the details of it all.
This is a sponsored post. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. However, all opinions shared are my own.