A friend posted a photo of a bunch of old Encyclopedia Brittanica’s thrown on the street corner for recycling.
To think those were put to good use when I was in a grade school and now they’re just a relic from the past. I feel the same way towards cookbooks. My mom’s kitchen shelves were overflowing with tons of cookbooks- battered and dog-earred- from which she cooked almost every day.
These days, many cookbooks have turned into gorgeous coffee table books, on display for the beautiful photography and nothing more.
Why? Because, anyone can type in a key word or phrase into their computer and receive thousands of variations of recipes within seconds.
While I rely on internet searches for my recipes, I do have my two favorite books on my shelf: The Silver Palate, How to Cook Everything. All of the other books are rarely opened, if ever.
I am relieved to say that I do have a new favorite cookbook that has become my bible, my go-to for weeknight dinners: [Read more…]