I just re-organized my cookbooks, and it reminds me how much I love them! I have always loved to read, but the story grip which once was my friend has become a bit of an enemy. It just isn’t a good idea to stay up until three in the morning toiling over a Russian novel anymore! So this is what I read now – and knitting books. This is my little collection, and I definitely am only beginning, so don’t make any cold remarks about how pitiful it looks! But I want to hear what your favorite cookbooks are, and why. I’ll start:
1. The New Best Recipe from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated.Â This book is a great resource, one I would hate to cook without. Like a little cooking school class before every recipe to make you understand a bit more about everything. This book brought us oven fries recently – delicious, and cute too!
2. All the Barefoot Contessa books. Great food, wonderfully simpe flavors, always good to look at too!
3. Best Bread Ever – Charles Van Over. A must have, but I have said this before (sorry!). Revolutionized my relationship to homemade breads. It could yours too, if you only let it!
4. Fannie Farmer – because there is no reason to get too fancy. My most recent find : the easiest roast chicken ever. Basic, beautiful, a huge success with the children.
Now share yours so we can all make our Christmas lists – just tell your husband that it truly is the gift that keeps giving!