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Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. {Book Review}


Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. by Katie Shelly is truly an original and exciting cookbook. The uniqueness completely drew me in. Instead of giving word for word directions, you’ll follow unique & original illustrations of each ingredient needed and of what steps to take. I love that it’s not your every day average cookbook. Not that there’s anything wrong with those but this is different and that’s good!

picture-cook-cookbook-infographics-02-581x630Improvisation, Experimentation, and Play in the Kitchen. This book completely speaks my language! Everything you need to know to create all of the dishes is included. There’s a Legend section, Basic Techniques, and Metric Conversion. The Basic techniques are great! If you have no idea how to easily mince garlic, chop an opinion, dice round things, or slice an avocado you’ll soon see how with step by step illustrations!


The recipe categories are Breakfast, Soups & Stews, Hefty Meals, Sides & Salads, Fast Snacks, Sauces & Dips, Drinks, and ends with Desserts. There are Thoughts On pages throughout as well as tips to make preparing something easier.

The Thoughts on Tacos which is one of my favorites gives an elaborate page full of ingredients you can mix and match to make you own unique recipes. Other pages like these include Omelets, Pizza, etc. The combinations certainly are fun suggestions and encourage you to try something new! The recipes are easy to read and uses a minimal amount of words.


Not just me, but my kids like this cookbook too! We’ve made Sparkle Toast, Home Fries, Hungry Enchiladas, Banana Bread & Eggplant Parmesan and each were hits with my family! We are pretty excited to try more of the recipes soon! There’s 57 total recipes.

Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. offers a fresh and fun approach to creating recipes of all kinds! The appeal is great for all ages and cooks of any level! Be prepared to have your cooking be inspired visually! Highly recommend this cookbook. It would make a great gift too!

Interested in Purchasing?  Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. is available on Amazon.com in hardcover ($13.13) or digital format($9.99).  Prices are subject to change.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.