13 January 2014

cookbooks

Recently, I have been on the hunt for cookbooks. I want to grow my current non existent collection. I love looking through the photos of delicious food and reading the stories that go along with the recopies. There are so many cookbooks out there that I feel overwhelmed at which ones to get. I mean there are cookbooks that focus completely on one ingredient, others just on cupcakes, some on health and others on regions. How am I supposed to choose? My local Indigo has shelves upon shelves of cookbooks but I can never decide on which ones I want to take home. Do I go for the celebrity chef, the trusted food blogger or someone completely unknown? Decisions. Decisions. I recently got a Winner's gift card for Christmas so I decided to use part of it to towards my cookbook collection and purchased this book yesterday on a whim:


The beautiful cake on the front and the scalloped pages drew me in. I spent all of last night reading the stories behind the different recipes and deciding on which I want to attempt first and what fun new equipment I want to buy.

Any cookbooks you can suggest? I want a broad collection of different foods and flavours. I think these 3 are next on my list: 

4 comments:

  1. I've walked by that cookbook a million times at the bookstore - so pretty with the cake! I've been wanting to pick it up, can't wait to hear how you like it

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  2. Hi Jaclyn, if you can, try and find Tessa Kiros's Apples for Jam. It's a bit hefty, and I find it an odd size for a cookbook, but I love her lyrical writing and the stories and pictures that go with the food. And most of the food I've made from that cookbook actually tastes good! :)

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  3. Thanks for the suggestion! I love cookbooks that have stories along with the food. I will look for it next time I am at Chapters.

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  4. I haven't made anything yet but the photos are beautiful. It was only $8 at Winners if you have a store near you.

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