Cookbook reading

As an avid reader of non-fiction books, my favorite is cookbooks. Yes, I love to read cookbooks and sometimes I’ll even try some of the recipes. Why do I love reading cookbooks???? Probably the same reason I still love reading Nancy Drew–they are exciting, fun and captures my interest. After returning my dozen or so cookbooks (is that normal?) back to the library, I just had to write about a few of them: 1. Copycat.com’s Dining Out at Home Cookbook–who doesn’t want to make restaurant recipes at home and the author does an excellent job of introducing each one — 2. A White House Garden Cookbook –regardless of your political view or party this cookbook has some excellent recipes for using ingredients from your garden and the book is just nice to look at — 3. Taste of Home Simple & Delicious cookbook–I’m all for simple and delicious and after reading this cookbook it is definitely simple–delicious I’ll let you know after I try some of the recipes.  — 4. Home Made Simple Organize, Cook, Decorate, Celebrate, Garden–I only wanted  to read the recipes but ended up reading more! The “Mavens” sure make everything look simple on the  TLC show “Home Made Simple” and sure enough the stuff in this book is simple. My Spilled Ink book club log is now complete!

2 Responses to “Cookbook reading”

  1. January 11, 2011 at 5:02 am #

    You're completely normal, unless you're checking out cookbooks without pictures. Then I'd have to call you crazy.

  2. January 11, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Awhile ago, a friend and I were talking about how we love cookbooks, but hate to cook. Sounds schizophrenic, but I think of it as fantasy books for the cooking-challenged! Just like reading books on organizing has yet to turn me into an organized person, reading cookbooks has yet to turn me into a good cook, but I continue to hope! I just checked out the reprint of Peg Bracken's "I hate to cook book" yesterday. We're not alone!