Our buying department at Paper Source sees a lot of really great books year-round, but one in particular had more than a few people sneaking the book away to turn the pages. The Forest Feast is a captivating cookbook from Erin Gleeson, formerly of the James Beard Foundation and The New York Times Dining section.
Although it’s typical to see some mouthwatering food imagery in a cookbook, The Forest Feast awed everyone here; the combination of food and art (the author doubles as the artist and pairs photography and watercolor) makes this a standout. Every page is chock full of color, and every single recipe has a full-page image of the finished dish alongside the raw ingredients used, plus instructions and illustrations. Let’s just say this isn’t your mom’s all-text-cookbook staple; you’re going to have as much fun digesting the visuals as you will the food.
Speaking of which, each of these vegetarian creations is made of six ingredients or less; making these stunning dishes within reach for a cook at any level.
Our buying team loved it so much, everyone made a dish from the book to celebrate with a Forest Feast lunch at our Chicago headquarters! As our book buyer said, “within six days, I had made 10 of the recipes at home!”
Paper Source is one of the first shops to carry The Forest Feast, and we can tell we’re not the only ones in love; it’s been out for only a couple of weeks now and is already one of our most popular titles!