This Saturday I went to a literary festival, and specifically to attend a talk by a food blogger who wrote a cookbook on the back of her blog last year. Her name is Kate Young and her blog is about recreating meals from novels that she's read - from classics to modern literature. I find this such a simple idea but one where you think to yourself 'How has no one done this earlier??' Anyways, she read a few paragraphs of her book, The Little Library Cookbook, and it was so skillfully written as well - it's a mixture between memoir of her life, touching on universal topics like being home sick but learning to build a home for yourself wherever you might go (which really resonated with me), and a recipe book that enables you to literally take reading a novel one step further (like 3D reading I guess ) Apart from highly recommending this book, if you haven't read it, I wanted to see whether you have come across other ones that have something special about them, beyond great recipes and pretty pictures? I often give cookbooks as gifts to friends who are as passionate about food as I am, but decided I should be a bit more creative for Christmas this year!