It’s been a while since I’ve shared a #SundayShelfie – partly because left unchecked, I could easily allow cookbooks to overrun my life.
I’ve worked to edit my cookbooks down to a smaller collection that I truly love and enjoy flipping through several times a year. And by “smaller collection,” I mean they take up just one small cabinet next to my pantry rather than the whole pantry!
That doesn’t mean I don’t wildly covet new releases, but I do work to occasionally borrow or digitally consume new cookbooks until I can determine whether they deserve a permanent place on my shelf.
While it’s been several years since it was published, nothing has dulled my enthusiasm for The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods.
This cookbook is gorgeous, charming, simple and creative.
Ever since we moved to a truly gorgeous place surrounded by woods with four (4!) decks, I’ve treated The Forest Feast as my muse for casual entertaining and everyday meals.
Erin Gleeson has an absolutely beautiful touch – every photo is lush, saturated with color and often brimming with fresh blooms or the glow of candles.
The Forest Feast on Instagram is well worth a follow for a dose of her style and shots of food mingling with moss and the backdrop of her cabin in the Redwoods. And some of the best parts of the Forest Feast books are Erin’s beautiful watercolor illustration and flatlays of simple ingredients, creating a unique spin on the how-to portion of recipes.
She has also written Forest Feast Kids and Forest Feast Gatherings, and I’m currently green with envy watching her tour Italy in preparation for the launch of Forest Feast Travels.
I’ve found inspiration for cocktails, ideas for styling and serving, fresh ways to serve inspiring vegetarian fare or a gentle reminder to eat outside every time I pick up The Forest Feast.
Have you come across The Forest Feast already? I’d love to hear about your favorite book, recipes or cocktail… and I’ll send one of Erin’s gorgeous Forest Feast notebooks (from her online shop) to my favorite commenter just for fun!
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Lyndi :: thejoyofeatingwell says
I agree – your backyard does remind me of Erin’s gorgeous Forest Feast. I still haven’t purchased one of her books yet, shame on me! One of my favorite cookbooks is surprisingly devoid of much illustration… it is Alice Water’s Simple Food. I love her simplicity and it’s my go to for simple foods.
We need to do a cookbook swap! I would love to check out Simple Food, and my library is at your disposal! Great way to try before we buy, right? 🙂