The Perfect Gift: A Personalised Cookbook

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At CEWE Photoworld, Christmas is our favourite time of year, and we think it’s never too early to start planning that perfect present. Make this year one to remember with the perfect gift, made by you.

Design your very own cookbook and share your favourite recipes with the ones you love.


Begin by choosing your recipes

A book of beloved family recipes will make a great gift, especially if there are a few secret recipes that you want to pass down to the next generation.

If someone you know has a cuisine they particularly love, why not collect together their favourites in a cookbook, so the next time they fancy an Italian or Indian they can enjoy a delicious homemade dish. Or why not create a baking book that’s all about the sweet stuff!

Alternatively, you could compile the most delicious dishes from your favourite chefs in one handy book. Simply combine their recipes with your own photography for a personalised collection of tasty treats.


Take photos that look good enough to eat

A brilliant book always starts with brilliant photographs. The best thing about taking photos for a cookbook is that you get to make (and eat!) each dish…It’s a hard job but someone has to do it!

To ensure your food looks at its best, make sure you use the freshest ingredients, and select props which complement each dish without detracting from it. If a recipe is a little trickier to master, get pictures of each stage of the process to make it easier to follow. For more tips for taking photos of your food, take a look at our blog post.


Add a how to video

Design your CEWE PHOTOBOOK using our Creator Software and you’ll be able to add video clips to your cookbook – perfect for sharing a how to video alongside a recipe. Simply upload your clip and a QR code will be generated. Place this on the relevant page, then once your book has been printed you can scan the code with a QR reader to watch your handy tips.


Choose the right paper type

If you’re making a cookbook that’s going to get a lot of use, we recommend you choose our Glossy paper. Not only do colours look bright and vibrant on Glossy paper (ideal for showing off your dishes in style), but it’s also wipe-clean, so sticky fingers, spills and splashes won’t be a problem.

Alternatively, for a book that looks like it’s straight out of Waterstones, try our True Matte paper. This lovely matte paper will give your cookbook the look and feel of a professional  recipe book, and because it’s shine free, your text instructions will be easier to read under bright kitchen lights.


Order copies for everyone

Someone special is sure to love the personalised cookbook they unwrap on Christmas morning, and to avoid any present-envy, why not order enough copies for all the family? Our Small or Pocket books are the perfect size for a cookbook stocking filler, and offer an affordable option if you want to order lots of copies.

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