Cheap Thrill: A Cute Journal for Food Lovers

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Not everyone can be as badass as Julia Child or Patti LaBelle when it comes to the kitchen, but if you have $16, you can at least pretend to be with this cute and handy food journal from Anthropologie. It’s everything a food-lover needs to put together a personalized cookbook: There’s plenty of space to keep note of your favorite recipes, plus a useful herb and spice guide so none of your culinary concoctions go awry. Whether you’re the designated host of Thanksgiving this year or just enjoy experimenting with recipes, keep this scrapbook on hand for the holidays.

The Food Journal, $16 at Anthropologie