One Simply Terrific Thing: This Affordable Bamboo Cookbook Stand

Kitchen ToolsOne Simply Terrific Thing

A compact, collapsible bamboo cookbook stand - for only $13!


Welcome to One Simply Terrific Thing, our ongoing series highlighting the small tools and kitchen goods that make life better!

I’ve been cooking this last month from Andrea Nguyen’s cookbook Vietnamese Food Any Day (the first cookbook in our Summer Cookbook Club!), and sometime last week I took a moment – well, quite a few moments! – to appreciate my cookbook stand, which has been getting a workout this month.

Yes, this $13 cookbook stand. I am a big fan.

What’s in a cookbook stand, you ask? This one is compact, collapsible, and has little rubber-tipped “hands” that keep pages open and flat; it has five positions, so you can find the best viewing angle for you; it’ll fit any size cookbook (or a phone, an iPad, or even just a recipe printed on a sheet of paper!); and the whole thing is made of sturdy, smooth bamboo.

I like to keep it set up on my counter, but when I need the space, it can be easily folded and tucked away.

I’ve only had this cookbook stand for six months – for years I just put whatever cookbook I was cooking from flat on the counter. This is so, so much better! Seriously thinking of giving one as gifts to everyone in my family now, too.

Cheers to good tools!

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Cambria Bold

Cambria Bold is the Product and Lifestyle Director for Simply Recipes. She has almost a decade's worth of online editorial experience and know-how, first as the Managing Editor for Apartment Therapy's green living site Re-Nest (RIP) and later as the Design and Lifestyle Editor for Kitchn. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two little girls. And, yes, this is her real name.

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