Weekly Geeks 2009-14

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What shall we cook today? It seems that for most of us, a bit of our book obsession would carry over to the cookbook genre, so this week for Weekly Geeks, let’s talk cookbooks! Here are some ideas to get you started:

–Describe your cookbook collection. How many cookbooks do you own? A lot? Just a few? None at all?
–Do you even buy cookbooks? Or do you gather family cookbook compilations and/or recipe files instead?
–Do you like to collect certain types of cookbooks? Say, from certain chefs? From places you visit? From a particular food group or style?
–When buying cookbooks, what do you look for? Does it need to have pictures? Spiral binding? A specific type of font?
–What is your favorite cookbook? Tell us the story behind it.
–Tell us about your most well-used cookbook. Is it different from your favorite cookbook? Or are they one and the same?
–Take a picture of your collection. How and where do you organize it?
–Share a recipe from one of your favorite cookbooks. Include a picture if you can.

Alright this is something I wish I could contribute to more but unfortunate this isn’t possible.  I have books at my current residence but I also have so many more in boxes at my parents place.  In those boxes I think there may be one book cookbook.  And if I remember correctly I’ve been a good Mennonite and my cookbook is More With Less.  It’s a cookbook that I love using to cook with but I wish I had more.  I hope to get the second cookbook put out by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) called Extending the Table.

I enjoy cooking but when I do I tend to do experiments, most work but there are others that don’t.  And it’s rather unfortunate when one of my concoctions don’t work out as I expected.  But even if I don’t use cookbooks I enjoy looking at them to produce some ideas.  There are even times I wish I had them so I know what to cook.  And there is nothing greater than a good photo of some tasty food.

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Geeks 2009-14

  1. The photos are really important, aren’t they? Inspiration as well as a good guide when you are not sure how something should look by recipes end. Thanks for sharing.

  2. We have some of the same cookbooks!

    Oftentimes for me, as well, recipes are kind of a jumping-off point. The start of an idea. I rarely follow a recipe exactly.

  3. My cooking is a hit-and-miss as well. I’ve only started cooking since I got married, so I’m not that comfortable with some recipes yet. I try to experiment, and like you, they sometimes come out surprisingly good, but then at other times they just don’t work.

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