Yesterday when I was talking about books that don't get used in my kitchen as much as they should I thought about the other type of underrated books on my shelf. The ones I just never talk about. The big one I feel really guilty for not talking about is Vegan Food Gifts. It's an amazing book. One of my favorites. It is, however, all about gifts so if I ma ke something from it chances are I can't post it here.
But I do have something I can show you today so let's have a little natter about the book. There are so many different types of food gifts in here that can be enjoyed by everybody. There's baked goods and confectionery, hardly anyone is going to turn their nose up at that. There are preserves when you need something that will last a little longer before the recipient gobbles it up. My favorite part is the mixes. Perfect for housewarming gifts or to give to new, time pressed parents.
Of course as it's a book of gifts there is a lot of focus on presentation: wrapping, gift boxes grouping things into lovely hampers. It really helps you put together a gift someone will appreciate. This Easter I made Chocolate Bark for my in laws with roasted almonds on top wraped in a cellophane bag. I'm never certain if these things are appreciated but I did witness them eating a piece.
Vegan Food Gifts: Spread the Vegan Love DIY-Style with More Than 100 Inspired Recipes for Homemade Baked Goods, Preserves, and Other Edible Gifts Everyone Will Love