why handmade?

I write the recipes by hand because I've always admired the way that my mom, her sisters and their mom shared recipes on handwritten cards. To me, there is something magical about cooking from a recipe that someone hand wrote for you. It sparks a more poignant connection which I think makes the meal more meaningful. But don't worry, I promise that my handwriting is legible. 

I hand bind each edition and adorn the pages with a mix of water color illustrations and photographs in a carefully crafted style. Dedicating energy to both cooking and designing keeps me balanced. 

 

As a series, the cookbooks form an artisan collection that functions visually as well on a coffee table as it does practically in a kitchen. 

 The inspiration for handwriting my cookbooks: my mom's book of recipe cards..

The inspiration for handwriting my cookbooks: my mom's book of recipe cards..

 Each mini cookbook is hand bound with bakers twine.

Each mini cookbook is hand bound with bakers twine.