Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cozy Cookbooks

January in the northern hemisphere is often grey and cold. The days are short and evenings long. Curling up in front of the fire with a good book sounds so inviting and a pleasant way to relax. And what better way than with a good cookbook. What? You don't read cookbooks? Come on now, they are some of the most interesting books to read! Through lists of ingredients, instructions, and beautiful illustrations you can taste, touch, smell, feel, and see the many delicious aspects of good cooking! And all without any calories. Unfortunately there hasn't been much time in my schedule recently for cookbook reading, but I did enjoy moving my cookbooks to another room as Brent prepares to install a new kitchen at our house. The cookbooks are now neatly arranged in the living room, and although they seem somewhat out of place in this formal room, they are handy with comfortable chairs and a blazing fire nearby. Maybe this winter would be a good time for me to share some of my favorite ones with you. I'll see if I can find some time to browse a cookbook or two so I can share a review with you soon.

20 comments:

  1. I love to read cookbooks, especially ones with pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well you know I love to read cookbooks. I was juts given a cookbook about Beatrix Potter and was saying it really is more like a history book. What a fun way to learn history. Stay warm.
    Love Clarice

    ReplyDelete
  3. WOW, what a beautiful collection!! Gwen

    ReplyDelete
  4. Melissa's Cozy Teacup7:12 AM

    I love collecting cook books, especially chocolate cook books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I LOVE cookbooks too and recently had to weed out a lot of mine, some in storage, some in giveaway. Though, my cookbook collection comes nowhere near to rivalling yours! I am coveting your bookshelves though :o) because I have more than enough other books to fill up those and then some. My dream house will have a "library" in it!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love to read cookbooks! Looking forward to some reviews...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi LaDonna~
    Love your collection of cookbooks.... looks like you have as many as I do! And mine are permanently stored in the living room as my kitchen doesn't have that much space. I have about 30 in the kitchen that I reference with regularity, but the others are upstairs where I can read them at my leisure; selecting new recipes to try for family and friends. Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! I can't wait to read your reviews. I too love to look at cookbooks. I'm notoriously bad at following recipes exactly, but I do love cookbooks for inspiration and jumping off points.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks for stopping by and delurking.
    Now I look forward to visiting you ...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow! Are all of those cookbooks?? I love cookbooks, and have a lot, but nowhere near that many! I look forward to reading your cookbook reviews!

    Katherine

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yes, reading cookbooks is very entertaining. In fact, I read mine much more than I use them to cook! And whenever I go to a bookstore, I love to read the cookbooks there too.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love to read cookbooks. I collect them and when I buy a new one I go through each page.I put alittle mark on the ones I have to try. If I love it after I have tried it I put a check.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think you need to have a cookbook give-a-way, girl! Holy cow! Lotsa fun reading though - I love reading cookbooks.
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  14. I also love to read cookbooks, though I have been trying to downsize. Look forward to learning more about your cookbooks.
    I just took out my tea books which includes ideas for entertaining and recipes.
    Carrie

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have, through the years but much to much...a reader and collector of cookbooks....but not enough ...trying of new recipes....which does not speak well of me...does it...and I too try to not keep quite so many anymore...
    A favorite of mine is Sue Gregg....I took lessons in her house years ago and now her books although very tattered have some wonderful, wholesome delicious recipes.
    Deby

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, would I be in heaven there. Since, I love to cook. Enjoyed my visit. Hope you can stop by soon. Connie

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh I'm a cookbook lover too. I can hardly resist a new one. Why is that?
    I tried to have a closer look at your selection but it didn't get any bigger. I look forward to your posts about them.
    A new kitchen? Oh lucky girl.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wow, you've got a huge collection - I wish I could be there to have a peak to all of them ;)- I'm a book lover too and my cookbook collection is smaller than yours.
    Blessings

    ReplyDelete
  19. I just got a new cookbook for Christmas that is great fun to read: Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson. I can't resist her British accent, even in her prose.

    Jody

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just stumbled upon your very nice blog and was reading along when I came upon the photo of the bookcases filled with cookbooks. Aside from the fact that no family photos, tea pots, or other tea related items were displayed in front of the books as they are in my house, the rest of the photo looks exactly like my collection of cookbooks. I even think we both have the same pair of double bookcases. My collection is heavy on Junior League cookbooks, books on afternoon tea, and cookbooks from throughout the South. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting on my blog post. I am always happy to hear from blog readers. Your words encourage and inspire me. I am glad you stopped by to share conversation, recipes, ideas, and thoughts on creating a welcoming home.