My cookbooks and Associated Recipe Collections
A walk around my cookbooks and associated recipe collections. They are many and varied and can be found in almost every room in the house.
Hooray for Dom of Belleau Kitchen. He’s given us all a nice easy Random Recipe challenge this month and it’s a fun one too. We get to have a peek at bloggers’ cookbook collections. That is my kind of fun! Life has been particularly busy this month and with all the bakes I made for my birthday, I have quite a number of posts to write. So I was particularly delighted to find we didn’t need to cook anything this month. No recipes you cry? No indeed, it’s time to find out exactly where we pick our random recipes from.
My cookbooks are scattered throughout the house. I’m a librarian by training and I would love to neatly order them in one place. But that’s just not how it is. Over the years I’ve acquired many many books, but because of space issues I’ve tried to have a one in, one out policy. Since starting the blog however, this policy has gone out of the window, unlike the books. Recently, we’ve had some new shelves put in to house the overload. And guess what? They are already full so I’m not sure what happens next!
Many of my older cookbooks are in the kitchen. They have been with me a long time and some are really good friends.
Our newest shelves, just above our computer. Most, but not all, of my baking books are on the bottom shelf. CT has claimed most of top shelf.
It should come as no surprise that I had a chocolate cookbook collection. Most, but not all of them, reside on a rickety bamboo shelf thingy that I bought about 20 years ago. It resides in our sitting room.
My newest cookbook, Biscuit by Miranda Gore Browne. It was a birthday present from CT and it sits on my bedside table. He chose well.
A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell. It looks to be a really interesting book and is currently awaiting a review post. This one is also sitting on my bedside table.
A few of my food magazines lying around the place that I’ve managed to squeeze into a box.
A few more of my cookbooks. I’ve thieved some of CT’s shelf space on the upstairs landing.
Books about the politics of food – real food & sustainable farming.
Is That It?
Well sort of. I haven’t dared photograph the piles of magazines nor all the cuttings and scraps lying around the place. It’s high time I got to grips with them and should really file them neatly away. Anyway, here ends the tour of my cookbooks. I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at some of them.
Since first writing this post, I’ve moved house and acquired many more. But there’s a whole cookbook review category here on Tin and Thyme, so if you’re interested in reading some of the cookbook reviews I’ve done or am yet to do, get clicking.
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