Cooking Comically: Recipes so Easy You'll Actually Make Them by Tyler Capps
Food is a wonderful thing. As cook books are a way to make that wonderful thing, they too are great, except those books that simply give you a list of stuff and a list of directions. While utilitarian, such recipes do not inspire salivating. Cooking Comically is anything but a boring cook book.
Capps, owner of the website cookingcomically.com, has the stated goal of provided recipes that are easy, tasty, and cheap. He then delivers such foodly instructions in a way that resembles comic panels, complete with a black and white, snarky stick figure. He provides images of not only the end product, but the ingredients and the processes too. The stick figure adds pop culture references, jokes, and some excellent tips and explanations.
Capps’ Cooking Comically will not help you master the art of French cooking, or Italian, or any specific style. Instead, he aims to show the uninitiated what tasty things can be accomplished with only a little effort. Personally, I feel fairly accomplished in the kitchen, I know which end of the spatula to hold and have been known to my friend and family to deliver some delectable dishes. I still learned from this book and added some recipes and tricks to my collection. Cooking Comically is entertaining, delicious, and an all-around solid cookbook.