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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I simply note down recepies from the net and cook improvising it on my own way.
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You are a blogger after my own heart.
Most of my best creation and worst to be honest are the one’s that i think up and just throw together….. Ahh fun times..
You’re a brilliant cook…remember the Academy Award brunch?
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.
Most of the time I dn’t follow cookbooks either – I like to experiment too! The problem is that when it works out really well I often can’t remember what I did!
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.
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.