With gorgeous photography and clever text, cookbooks are the new coffee table books. The only downside? Actually putting them to use in the kitchen, lest they fall prey to a sauce splatter here or a grease spot there.
That’s why I loved this “Good Things” tip spotted in the February 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living: just slip your favorite cookbook inside a large, zippered plastic envelope – available at specialized office supply stores and packaging stores – to protect pages from kitchen messes.
+ Clear Zippered Envelope at the Container Store, from $2.99 USD
+ Filexec Zipper Envelope from Amazon.com, $13.99 USD (set of 6)
+ Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes cookbook from Amazon.com, $14.04 USD