My friend's birthday was approaching, so I decided to get her a banana recipe book as one of her gifts because she loves anything banana-flavored. I looked everywhere but couldn't find any recipe books that had interesting recipes that weren’t outdated. So I researched the different ways bananas and plantains—they do belong in the banana fam—are cooked around the world, and put together a simple recipe book. It features common foods like banana bread, but also fried plantains from Southeast Asia, and banana beauty masks for skin care. I had tons of fun making this book and its icons, and I learned a lot about bananas in the process (maybe it's just me, but I didn't know ice cream could be made from blending frozen bananas).