FoodBanter community,

I am looking for advice about cookbook design and I'm turning to the
FoodBanter community to start a conversation that would really help
benefit a project that a group of food lovers have been working on over
the past few years.

Basically, we've redesigned the recipe by using illustrations, arrows,
and actions instead of the classic written text recipe. For many
people, the text format is difficult to comprehend, the big picture is
missing, and it can be intimidating for first time cooks - an
illustrated form is our solution. An example of the recipe format is

We've started a Kickstarter campaign that has already raised $5,300 for
this project that we've nicknamed the GULA recipe initiative and our
first step is to make a collaborative cookbook with all of our funding
backers - they get to include their own personal recipes!(if you want
more information about the Kickstarter feel free to PM us - we want to
avoid any annoying promoting on the forum).

We are turning to the FoodBanter community because we are looking for
some advice about how food lovers and professions like you feel about
the importance of photographs of the final dish in cookbooks. We want
to know whether you feel that a photograph of the final dish should be
included on the page next to our graphic recipe as they are in other
cookbooks. Do you think it would be something that the community would
want or feel is necessary to include? If so, we would love to hear
about your experiences and advice with food stylists and photographers.

Thanks so much!