Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything is the cookbook I never knew I needed until I bought it. I took his How to Cook Everything Vegetarian out of the library and after that I knew I needed more of his cookbooks. So far, I only …
The March 5th episode of The Splendid Table featured Deborah Madison, author of The Greens Cookbook and owner of the San Francisco restaurant The Greens. As I listened to the episode, I realized I own that cookbook and have never made anything from it. The …
Welcome to Cookbook Stories! I am an avid home books with an extensive, yet pared down cookbook collection. For years, I would go to our local Library Book Sale and pick up boxes of cookbooks. I would look through them but almost never cook anything specific, so I began to shed some of those that were barely looked at. I still have at least 100 cookbooks, but who does not use the web for recipes these days?
As a home cook, I often read various recipes and merge what I like best from a few, using my judgment rather than one specific recipe. Other times, I follow recipes quite closely. I believe cooking is an art, and providing the best tasting food to my family is a goal I strive for. Every time I make something, I try and think about what I could have done better. I eat most foods and love to bake, so anything is game here.
Thanks for Reading and Happy Cooking!!