What Katie Ate

On Thursday a cookbook that I have been waiting for, for what feels like forever arrived. I decided to save it until the weekend before sitting down to look though it so I could really enjoy it… it was so worth the wait.

It’s absolutely beautiful. The food styling really inspirational to me, it’s very true and natural, nothing ever feels over styled and there’s usually lots of salt and herbs scattered messily on and about the dish, which is a huge trend in food photography at the moment. I love the props she uses and the prop styling, lovely old vintage used looking plates, ultensils, fabrics napkins and surfaces. The book itself is also designed by Katie, who worked at a graphic designer before moving into food photography and that’s gorgeous too. All the pages are unique with lots of sticky tape and stitching, textured paper backgrounds and old typewriter and other fun fonts, with makes it feel a little like a homemade recipe book complete with cooking stains.

I’m really happy to have it as part of my cookbook collection.

Book Ledge Project

Last week I decided the last step in transforming my kitchen from red accessories to mixed pastels was to change the picture of poppies, which hangs above my cookbook storage bench. I have been looking for a picture of pictures to replace it but never found anything I liked.

Then after receiving Sweet Treats for Christmas (from my wonderful boyfriend James) a beautiful cookbook, in a fabulous mint pastel green, I realised that what I should be displaying above my bench is some of my favourite cook books.

So at the beginning of the week I had the book ledge made to measure and on Saturday I put my DIY head on and put the shelf up… took me an hour but it was so worth it.